Friday, October 9, 2015

O'Korn homecoming of sorts

All programs have players that get away from them in terms of recruiting, and this weekend Temple will get a look at a guy who falls under that category - sort of.

O'Korn homecoming of sorts

(AP Photo/Michael Perez)
(AP Photo/Michael Perez)

All programs have players that get away from them in terms of recruiting, and this weekend Temple will get a look at a guy who falls under that category – sort of.

Before Houston freshman John O’Korn and his family moved from Huntingdon, Pa to Fort Lauderdale and O’Korn became a highly touted quarterback prospect at St. Aquinas High School (nationally, ranked him 31st; 247Sports had him 34th), O’Korn, who moved away following his sophomore season in high school, developed a pretty decent relationship with Temple.

O’Korn attended former Temple coach Al Golden’s football camps. He also attended a few Temple games, made unofficial visits to Temple’s campus and developed a relationship with Temple coach Matt Rhule.

But Rhule went to work with the New York Giants as an assistant coach, and O’Korn, who last week tossed three touchdowns and completed 11 of 15 passes for 107 yards (in reserve) in Houston’s 62-13 season-opening victory over Southern, moved south.

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O’Korn is listed at the backup to quarterback to starter David Piland. However, that could change before the season is over. 

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

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