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Countryside tight and A.J. Sattinger orally committed to Temple University Tuesday afternoon, just minutes before football practice, deciding it was the place he felt most comfortable.
Sattinger, who had 12 catches for 156 yards and a touchdown last season, said he visited five other schools this summer, but no one showed more interest than the Owls.
"I got a phone last night from head coach (Steve) Addazio. He said he wanted me to commit,'' Sattinger said. "He gave me a month or two to think about it, but it was a quick decision. I talked to my family, talked to my coaches, everybody supported me, and I made my decision.''
Sattinger was ranked No. 92 in the HomeTeam 100 preseason player rankings, and is considered one of Tampa Bay's best tight ends. He is highly regarded for his blocking ability and soft hands. Because of his athleticism and versatility, Temple will employ the 6-3, 220-pounder as a halfback.
Sattinger chose Temple over schools like Ohio, Bowling Green, Western Mihcigan and Furman, among others.
We caught up to Sattinger just moments after he made his decision: