Indianapolis Warren Central linebacker Nick Temple had a great Wednesday. West Virginia, Cincinnati, and Toledo all offered scholarships, bringing Temple's total offers to five.
"Yes, today was a pretty good day," Temple said. "I am happy and really excited. Those are all big schools."
Temple visited Cincinnati a couple of weeks ago, which included a basketball game against Marquette.
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"I loved it there," Temple said. "I have never been to a campus like that. They have high expectations for their football program. They set goals and they reach them. The coaching staff makes me feel at home. The basketball game was great. The environment was great and the fans were wonderful. They support their athletes the whole way."
Temple said he hasn't had much of a chance to learn about the West Virginia program.
"I have not talked to anyone from there. I like their program though, and their defense too. They play with high intensity."
Temple said he has not spoken with Toledo yet. All three schools are recruiting the 6-foot-0, 200-pound prospect as an outside linebacker.
Iowa and Louisville are the other programs that have offered Temple.
"I still have not talked to Louisville," Temple said. "But I plan to do that tomorrow. I talk to Iowa all the time. Iowa is a good program, a great program actually. They go to bowl games, and they win games. They are talking to me about playing safety."
Temple said he does not have a preference between linebacker or safety. He has the speed to play safety if need be. He ran a 4.62 hand-timed forty at the U.S. Army All American combine, one of the very best times for a linebacker or any prospect 200 pounds or more.
" I think that event got things going for me," Temple said. "It helped a lot. Just going against the best of the best and competing with 500 other players was great. It shows where you are at."
Temple thinks Colorado, Purdue and Indiana are close to offering scholarships. He said he does not have any favorites, but did grow up following Georgia.
"I always liked them," Temple said. "Ever since I was young I wanted to go to Georgia. I went to a game with my uncle when I was young. Watching that game, it was the first time I thought I wanted to play football."