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Penn State Scandal: Temple Is Interested Nittany Lions Defensive End Deion Barnes

Add the Temple Owls to the list of schools looking to acquire the available Penn State players. is reporting that Temple is interested interested in Penn State defensive end Deion Barnes. Head coach Steve Addazio has said that he nor his coaching staff is going to camp out in the parking lot waiting for Barnes or other players.

A Temple source close to the situation said that Addazio wants to see if there is mutual interest:

"I can tell you this: We are interested in Deion Barnes, the kid from Northeast [High]," he said. "But again, is there mutual interest? I know we are trying to at least see if he is at least interested. I don't know if there is any mutual interest."

Northeast High is in the Philadelphia area, so it makes sense for Temple to make an attempt to land Barnes. Howver, Barnes may not be interested in Temple as he has said that he plans on staying at Penn State because of the education and that he has a good chance of moving on to the NFL by staying.

Temple has also reached out to red shirt junior tight end Garry Gilliam, but he also said that he is staying at Penn State.

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