Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Temple commit downplays reported interest in PSU

Temple recruit Tyler Haddock reconfirmed his commitment to the Owls this morning.

Temple commit downplays reported interest in PSU

Temple recruit Tyler Haddock reconfirmed his commitment to the Owls this morning.

“Temple Nation!!! That’s all I have to say,” he said in a direct-message to me on twitter.

But according to VictoryBellRings.com, the Montour High senior defensive tackle would be interested in Penn State if the Nittany Lions called. They have not offered him a scholarship.

Tim Tolley, the website’s lead editor and a recruiting analyst for PennLive.com, wrote that Haddock “did not hesitate to admit his intrigue with Penn State, mentioning defensive line coach Larry Johnson.”

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However, the 5-foot-11, 275-pounder downplayed his conversation with Tolley.

“I would never leave a top promising program for a dying program #Temple Nation #Iloveyou,” he told me in a direct message on twitter.

 Haddock committed to Temple this summer after backing out of a commitment to Kent State.

About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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