Trad Beatty got his college choice out of the way before the start of his senior season.
The Ben Lippen quarterback committed to Temple on Tuesday. Beatty also had offers from Mississippi State, Appalachian State, Georgia State, Western Kentucky, N.C. State and several Ivy League schools, among others.
“Temple checked all the boxes for me and it is the right school for me both athletically and academically,” Beatty said.
Beatty plans to enroll in January. He took an unofficial visit to Temple last week. It was the last stop on his college visits.
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Beatty also visited Mississippi State, Appalachian State, James Madison, Georgia State and North Carolina. But he felt a connection with the coaching staff. He was familiar with new offensive coordinator Dave Pateneuade, who was at Coastal Carolina and recruited him there.
The Owls are an up-and-coming program, coming off an American Athletic championship last season and their second straight bowl game.
Temple has a new coach in Geoff Collins, who took over after Matt Ruhle left for Baylor.
247Sports ranks the 6-foot-5 Beatty as the No. 18 prospect in the state for the Class of 2018 and the 31st dual-threat quarterback in country.
Beatty played at Chapin before transferring to Ben Lippen in December.
He battled through injuries through the first half of year last season and finished 93-of-155 through the air for 1,414 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Eagles. He also ran for 345 yards and three scores.