Temple Football Adds Two Power-5 Transfers

Temple football added two players to it’s roster by way of the transfer portal on Monday.

Former University of Georgia redshirt freshman quarterback D’Wan Mathis and former Purdue University sophomore wide receiver Amad Anderson Jr. will each be taking their talents to Temple.

Mathis, who stands at 6-foot-5 and 205 pounds, played in four games during the 2020 season, going 12-for-30 on passing attempts for 89 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. He ran for 17 yards on 18 attempts.

His only start came in the season opener against Arkansas, where he was pulled early and completed eight passes for 55 yards. He played in games against Auburn and Tennessee but didn’t have a pass attempt in either, and in his final appearance against Florida he completed four-of-13 passes for 34 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

Mathis had brain surgery to remove a cyst that kept him out of the entire 2019 season. Coming out of Oak Park High school in Michigan, he was a four-star recruit and ranked as the No. 311 overall player No. 11 pro-style quarterback. He held offers from Akron, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, and Toledo.

Mathis is the highest ranked player to ever commit to Temple.

The 5-foot-11 and 175 pound Anderson Jr. finds himself at Temple after being stuck behind a loaded wide receiver corps, led by Rondale Moore and David Bell, two of the best wide receivers in the country.

In 2019, Anderson Jr. had 31 receptions for 343 yards and three touchdowns. But this year he didn’t garner nearly as much attention, as he had just five receptions for 19 yards.

Coming from Curtis High School in New York, Anderson Jr. was a three-star recruit in the class of 2018 and was ranked as the No. 64 wide receiver in the country and No. 3 in the state. He held offers from Boston College, Maryland, North Carolina State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia, Wake Forest, and Wisconsin.

This news comes after Temple has lost several players to the transfer portal. Former starting quarterback Anthony Russo’s submitted his name into the transfer portal on Dec. 7, as well as former linebacker Isaiah Graham Mobley announcing his intentions to transfer on Dec. 11. Former running back Re’Mahn Davis announced he’ll be transferring to Vanderbilt on Dec. 3.

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