Temple recruit having second thoughts

Archbishop Curley (Baltimore) senior defensive end Nik D'Avanzo is reconsidering his oral commitment to Temple.

"I love all the Temple coaches and the school, but the location ... I'm not sure if I fit there," D'Avanzo told TerrapinTimes.com. "I'm a country boy, and Temple is in the middle of the city. I went there three times thinking I'd adjust and learn to like it, but I'm just not feeling the area right now."

The 6-foot-3, 283-pound, two-star recruit by Rivals.com,  told TerrapinTimes.com that he's interested in Cincinnati. He attended the Bearcats' homecoming game and felt at home in Cincinnati.

He's also been in contact with Maryland. However, Cincinnati and Maryland have not offered him a scholarship at this time.

Other than Temple, Massachusetts is the only Football Bowl Subdivision program to offer D'Avanzo a scholarship.  His other offers are from Football Championship Subdivision schools, Hampton, James Madison, Monmouth and Old Dominion.