When Temple left the Mid-American in March, Kent State lost more than an opponent.
With the Owls defection back to the restructured Big East (Temple was an original founding member, but defected in 2005), the Golden Flashes also lost a recruit.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported last week that Montour (Pa.) nose guard Tyler Haddock, who verbally committed to KSU in April, recently switched his commitment from Kent State to Temple.
The 5-foot-11, 300-pound Haddock, a two-year starter for Montour, had 55 tackles, eight sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries for the WPIAL Class AAA champions last fall.
“Temple was always there,” Haddock told the Tribune-Review. “They told me they wanted me to come to their camp and dominate. I went to their camp and I dominated. We did a lot of explosion drills and a lot of one-on-ones. I didn’t lose one.”
According to Tribune-Review staff writer Kevin Gorman, Haddock said he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play for a BCS program with the Owls back in the Big East.