Saturday's Elite 11 regional tryout found its way to New York City and the stars did not disappoint.…
Brady Snags First Offer
Tim Brady Jr. was one of the players who helped his stock the most by hanging with the top-notch quarterbacks at New York's Elite 11 tryout last weekend, and his ascent was more evident when he picked up his first offer in the recruiting process. The 2013 Friendship Collegiate Academy (DC) signal-caller has maintained that Temple was recruiting him harder than any other program, and the Big-East bound Owls were the first to come around. Coach Tyree Foreman visited Friendship on Thursday to deliver the news. "He told me ‘I wanted to let you know that we're real, real interest in you and we know that you're the guy we want to bring into the program,'" said Brady. "I was shocked…he was like ‘you're the quarterback that's the game-changer for the offense and you will be the number one guy for us.'" Brady feels similarly about Temple. "They've always been my number one choice, because they show me so much love," said the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder. "I can really see myself there and they're still number one on my list – not just because they're the first (to offer) but because of the fact that I feel like I'm home when I go up there." The track record of Head Coach Steve Addazio is impressive as is the move to the Big East, but Brady says Temple is looking out for his best interest beyond the football field. "Academically, they want what's best for me," said Brady, who is interested in IT, business and sports medicine. "They want me to graduate, they want me to be successful, they want me to leave with a diploma. "Not just to come there and be used as an athlete…Temple I know for a fact they want more. " His relationship with the Owl staff on a daily basis has lasted through some coaching changes, and one came full circle upon representing his school and joining Temple in the host of schools to stop by Friendship Academy. "Syracuse has been there, Ohio State, North Carolina, Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami – schools come every Tuesday and Thursday," said Brady. "I talked to Coach (Zach) Smith from Ohio State and Coach (Rob) Moore from Syracuse. I have a good relationship with both of those coaches already." Brady added that he has been in steady contact with Moore from the Sound Mind Sound Body Football Academy in 2011, and his relationship with Smith dates back to the days when he was recruiting Brady as a part of Temple's staff before taking his current position as wide receivers coach at OSU. So what's next for Brady? He doesn't know for sure other than that he wants to keep progressing – and visit the school first to offer him. "I know for a fact that I will be visiting Temple," he said. "I've already been up there four times, but I will continue to go there throughout the season to watch games and I'm still going to the camp." With Brady's feeling with the Owls strong as it has been for some time, he is still keeping his options open all without a timetable for a decision. Said Brady, "The decision can happen at any time."
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