You’ve heard of the movie “Be Like Mike.” Well, at Temple in one, two or three years the saying could be “Be Like Keyvone.”
When it comes to making commitments, there are few men of their word quite like Keyvone Bruton. The little woman who eventually marries him is going to be one very lucky girl.
“Just seeing how
passionate the fan
base is and watching
the team execute
and get a big win
– it was great.
Temple is where
I want to be.”
_ Keyvone Bruton
Bruton, from Lake Taylor (Va.) knows how to make a commitment and stick with it. Once Bruton saw the atmosphere and the enthusiasm of the Temple fans at the Penn State game, that’s when he decided to commit on the spot. Even though Duke and Virginia Tech offered scholarships, Bruton never waivered from Temple and decided to make no other visits. If all players were like Bruton, fans would never have to worry about decommits in the final week before National Signing Day.
Fans were a big part of the decision, Bruton said: “Just seeing how passionate the fan base is and watching the team execute and get a big win – it was great. Temple is where I want to be.” The best part of that statement was Bruton’s shout out to the fans, who even by Temple hater standards, made a big difference in Temple’s 27-0 finish of that game.
If anyone had any concerns about how the snow impacted decisions of football recruits over the weekend, what Bruton tweeted out recently should put all concerns to rest:
I’ll never forget this weekend..One of the best decision I made in my life #TU🍒💯
— K.BRUTON (@NewYorkdatruth) January 24, 2016
Bruton is the 56th-ranked safety in the country (he also played wide receiver for Lake Taylor) and could fight for playing time with players like Nate L. Smith and Delvon Randall next season. While the Owls figure to redshirt a majority of true freshmen, probably even including marquee quarterbacks Anthony Russo and Montel Aaron, Bruton plays a position where they will need depth. The Owls cannot redshirt everyone and seven to 10 players could see the field right away.
Bruton figures to be one of those players.
If he is committed to sticking to his football assignments as he is with the other commitments he makes in life, he should rise rapidly up the depth chart.