Temple’s recruiting trail has etched 3 more athlete’s names into the conversation as of May 9. Headlined by 3-star running back Justin Brown out of Connecticut, the Owls secured 2 more in-state recruits as well. These 3 additions are following earlier commits of 2 other 2017-graduates in QB Kenny Pickett and OG Willa Pierre.
Justin Brown – RB (5’10, 200lbs) ***
As one of the top recruits out of the state of Connecticut, Justin Brown had accrued offers from Buffalo, Army, and fellow AAC member Navy during his recruitment before choosing Temple. Brown appeared in all but 1 game as a freshman, and has started both his sophomore and junior seasons at tailback. Brown rushed for 1,347 yards during his 8-game junior season on just 131 carries- averaging over 168 yards per game and just over 10 yards per carry.
Brown ultimately chose Temple because he it was here he feels comfortable. He told PAPrep’s Ed O’Brien, “I could tell [Temple’s coaching staff] care about me as a person and that they want me to succeed not only on the field, but off the field as well.
Brown’s Junior Season Highlights:
Tyler Sear – TE (6’5, 250lbs) **
Out of New Castle, PA’s Neshannock High School, Tyler Sear was named to his respective league’s first-team, and awarded “Big 7 Conference Lineman of the Year” his junior season. Sear has proven to be more of a blocking tight-end, however still managed 199 receiving yards on 12 receptions including 4 touchdowns last season. Sear held offers from Toledo, Akron and another AAC team in Cincinnati- but ultimately decided to don the cherry and white at the next level.
“Coach (Matt) Rhule likes that I’m a hard-nosed player and that I play with a chip on my shoulder,” Sear Told O’Brien. He also noted his comfortability with the school from his visits.
Sear’s Junior Season Highlights:
Audley Isaacs – ILB (6’1, 215lbs) **
Out of Wayne, PA- Audley Isaacs Jr. has decided to stay in Philadelphia for his collegiate career. Isaacs tweeted his commitment to Temple with the caption “Hometown Hero,” as he believes staying home is the way to go.
“I realize that a lot of great Philly players tend to leave the city and play somewhere else. So why not be the one to change it up?” Isaacs told O’Brien.
Isaacs has played his football at the Valley Forge Military Academy, where he racked up 117 tackles (70 solo), 3 sacks, 11 tackles for loss and 1 forced fumble playing middle linebacker his junior year. He also scored 9 touchdowns as a running back- displaying his versatility. At just over 200 lbs, Isaacs will likely move to play one of the inside linebackers in Phil Snow’s defense.
Isaac’s junior season highlights: