Defensive end Bret Niederreither of Lewisberry (Pa.) Red Land has had a hectic recruiting process. After originally committing to West Virginia, Niederreither re-opened his recruiting process two weeks ago. Upon returning home from an ACC official visit, he decided that he would be happier closer to home.
"I committed to Temple," said Niederreither. "I just did it about an hour ago."
Before making his commitment earlier today Niederreither had been committed to West Virginia. He explained why he had a chance of heart.
"They wanted to grey shirt me, plus with all the coaches leaving to Arizona I just didn't think it was right for me," said Niederreither, who is 6-foot-3 and 250-pounds.
After he re-opened his recruiting process, Niederreither received offers from Temple and Akron, plus increased interest from Georgia Tech, which he took a visit to this weekend.
"It was good," said Niederreither. "I enjoyed it. It was just too far away from home and I wasn't sure when I'd get my shot to play."
Upon his return home today, he realized that his future home was going to be in Philadelphia.
"It was just an opportunity I couldn't pass up," said Niederreither. "I really felt that they needed me and it's close to home. They said they think I can come in and play early."