When defensive tackle Tyler Haddock of Mc Kees Rocks (Pa.) Montour made his decision to commit to Kent State in mid-April he assumed his recruiting process was over. However, a better opportunity seemed to arise for Haddock and on Monday he decided to flip his commitment.
"I de-committed from Kent State," said Haddock. "I did that today (Monday)."
Haddock had a change of heart after an impressive performance this weekend at the Temple summer camp.
"I want to play BCS ball and I really, really took a tour of the whole campus and thought it was a city-type area and I need that," said Haddock. "I'm a big market type guy. I love a place with history and that is Philly."
Haddock earned his offer on Sunday.
"I dominated," he said. "The coaching couldn't have been better and I felt that with this coaching I can maximize myself."
Going into Sunday's camp, Haddock already knew that Temple was the right place for him.
"I don't like Temple, I love Temple," said Haddock. "The city, the coaching, the fans, the Linc, I just needed that market. I love having the chance to showcase myself in front of thousands and thousands. I have god given ability and would have been proud to go to Kent State, but I felt like I needed bigger ball, BCS ball."
Now Haddock will once again focus on his upcoming senior season.
"The team is ready to repeat in the WPIAL AAA division," said Haddock. "We lost many key guys, but we have reloaded."