Running back Kyle Wright, of Ben Lippen High in Columbia, S.C., has decommitted from Temple. Wright announced his decision Friday on Twitter.
Wright is teammates with another Temple commit, quarterback Trad Beatty. Contacted Saturday, Beatty said in a phone interview that he is totally committed to Temple. He says since making his commitment on June 20, he has shut down his recruitment.
"I tried to shut my recruitment down and felt Temple is the place," said Beatty, who will enroll in school in January. "Since then I have been just focusing on my high school season."
Beatty, who had a Mississippi State offer, is considered one of the top players in Temple's 2018 recruiting class.
As for Wright's decision, Beatty said, "It is definitely tough for me because Kyle and I are very close outside of football but I understand his decision. He has to do what is best for him and maybe if something leads him back to Temple, that is great. He wants to see other places."
Temple has 19 commitments for the class of 2018. This year there is a new early signing period, from Dec. 20-22. Per NCAA rules, college coaches are unable to comment on a recruit until that player signs a letter of intent.
Temple's Class of 2018
Eli Clark 6-3, 165 DB Sayreville, N.J.
Ronnie Stevenson 6-4, 200 WR Montour, McKees Rock Pa.
Jean-Paul Rodriguez 6-5, 280 OT Lakewood, N.J.
Daesean Winston 6-2, 180 LB Archbishop Spalding, (Severn, Md.)
Antonio Colclough 6-5, 212 TE-DE Cardinal Hayes, Bronx, N.Y.
Amir Gillis 5-10, 192 QB-FS Simon Gratz, Philadelphia
Chauncey Moore 5-11, 178 WR-CB Friendship Collegiate Academy, Washington D.C.
Kyle Dobbins 5-10, 195 RB Timber Creek, Erial, N.J.
Trad Beatty 6-5, 200 QB Ben Lippen H.S., Columbia, S.C.
Jayde Pierre 6-2, 325 DT Dominion H.S., Sterling, Va.
Kadas Reams 6-0, 180 WR New Brunswick H.S. (Milford Academy)
Evan Boozer 6-4, 235 DE Loyola Blakefield H.S. Towson, Md.
David Martin-Robinson 6-4 220 ATH Hempfield, H.S. Landisville, Pa.
Dante Burke 6-3, 233 DL Bishop Sullivan H.S. Virginia Beach, Va.
Adam Klein, 6-5, 265, OT Episcopal Academy, Pa.
Aaron Jarman 6-5, 243 TE-DE North Lenoir, N.C.
Sean Ryan 6-3, 185 WR Rasmus Hall, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Rondell Bothroyd 6-3, 250 TE-DE E.O. Smith, Storrs, Conn.