Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst running back Tony Temple took in his first football game of the fall and he didn't have to travel far.
"I was at the Kansas State game last night at Arrowhead," the four-star rated Temple said. "It was an easy drive to the game so I really couldn't miss it. It gave me the chance to see the program up close in person during a game."
Temple came away impressed with the effort the Wildcats displayed on the field.
"I thought they played excellent," he said. "The offense was clicking and I got the chance to see (Wildcat running back) Darren Sproles in action. He's a good runner from this area. So I have followed his career some. I really enjoyed myself at the game last night."
The 5-foot-10, 192-pound Temple was able to visit with a few other K-State recruits at the game. One, Matt Boss, a Wildcat commitment tried to recruit the No. 7 rated running back in the country.
"I got the chance to get to know Boss a little bit at the spring game earlier this year," Temple said. "So it was really nice to see him at the game last night. He was trying to convince me that K-State was where I needed to come play in college. He was telling me how great of a place it was and that the backfield would be ready for me when I got there. It is definitely giving me something to think about."
So, where to the Wildcats rank on Temple's list of potential schools?
"I have really been thinking about K-State a lot in the last couple weeks. It is the school I have been focused on the last couple of weeks. I've been reading the stuff they have sent me and I'm learning quite a bit about the school and the program."
The Wildcats aren't alone in the chase for Temple's talents though.
"Missouri is up there too," he said. "But, they are not as high. The other schools I am looking at fluctuate every week."
Temple's Rockhurst teammates have opened up the fall drills in defense of their state title.
" I'm excited about this year," he said. "We have the opportunity to repeat. Things have gone well in practice this year so far and I'm ready for the games to get here."