ESPN's Roger Brown checks in tonight on the East Recruiting Blog with former Ansonia (Conn.) High running back Montrel Dobbs, who completed his post-graduate season this fall at Milford Academy (N.Y.) and has committed to Temple University for next fall.
Dobbs initially committed to UConn, but was told he would be unable to enroll due to grade issues.
Dobbs originally committed to Connecticut, but had to find another option when he was told he couldn't enroll because of an academic issue. He was planning to attend Marshall until he met with Temple head coach Steve Addazio -- a Connecticut native who attended Central Connecticut State -- and assistant coach Sean McGowan last Friday.
“They made an offer Tuesday,” Dobbs said. “I really didn't have to think about it much. I wanted to stay closer to home anyway. It was a good fit for me.”
Dobbs rushed for 3,445 yards and scored 45 touchdowns during his senior season at Ansonia High School. He was Milford Academy's offensive MVP last season.
Dobbs said he may be a partial qualifier and not allowed to play next season.
“I don't know if I'm going to be playing this year,” he said. “I'm gonna find that out. All I know is I'm definitely going to school at Temple.”