After narrowing his college decision down to four schools, 2013 St. Anthony’s (N.J.) point guard Josh Brown ended his recruitment yesterday when he re-selected Temple.
Brown originally committed to coach Fran Dunphy back in November of 2011 before opening his recruitment up in June. The No. 131 ranked player in 2013 by 247Sports had a final list of Temple, Rhode Island, Penn State and Providence before choosing the Owls.
Brown visited all four schools in the past few weeks and decided to ultimately shut down his recruitment without taking any official visits.
“When I was visiting schools, I was pretty much comparing them all to Temple,” admitted the 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard. “All of the other schools were great, I developed some good relationships with the coaches, but at the end of the day Temple was where I felt most comfortable.”
Not able to pin down one specific thing that stood out about the Owls, Brown listed multiple reasons which led him to re-committing.
“It was a lot of different things, I get to play with a great backcourt, play for a great coach,” Brown said. “It is only an hour away from home, I have family in Philly, my mother actually went to Temple too.”
Brown is the second commitment for Temple’s 2013 class, joining fellow New Jersey native Kyle Green.
“Josh has a great knack for getting to the bucket and finishing,” said Sports U coach Eric Harrield earlier this summer. “I personally feel he is the best on-ball defender in the country, a team-first point guard, knows how to run the team with a great sense of the game.”
The Top-140 guard plans on taking an official visit to Temple this fall, and will sign during the early period in November.