Last year, a record 1,854 high school players attended one of Al Golden's football camps. On Sunday, 548 were at this year's first session. Of the 28 seniors that signed national letters of intent with the program last February, 21 attended a 2009 camp. Over the last three years, the numbers are 57 out of 78.
There are four dates remaining, all of them on Sundays this month: June 19, 24 and 27. For additional information visit www.algolden.net.
Each session is staffed by Temple assistants, as well as coaches from all four NCAA divisions and prominent high school programs in the Northeast. The sessions are held at the Owls' on-campus practice/training complex.
Temple, coming off a 9-4 season and its first bowl game in 3 decades, will open against defending FCS national champion Villanova on Sept. 3 at Lincoln Financial Field. The Wildcats won last year's inaugural Mayor's Cup.
- Mike Kern