Temple football has landed a notable commitment from a top recruit.
Elijah Warner, the son of Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, has announced his intention to join the Owls for the upcoming season.
The younger Warner, like his father, is a quarterback. The 5'11", 185-pound signal-caller, who revealed his college plans on social media on Wednesday, has been rated as a four-star prospect and is set to graduate from his Phoenix-area high school in the spring.
Kurt Warner responded to his son's announcement on social media, saying Philadelphia is a "great city" and Temple is a "great school."
Meanwhile Warner's high school coach touted him as heady and a "student of the game," according to AZ Central.
"We asked him to do a ton in our offense," said Brophy Prep coach Jason Jewell. "He was our point guard. Got us in the right plays and protections. So happy that he landed at Temple.
"No doubt in my mind that he has the intelligence, quick release and arm strength to be a good football player for them."
In 12 games as a senior, Warner threw for 2,742 yards, 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions, according to the report.
At Temple, he will be part of the first recruiting class of new head coach Stan Drayton, who was hired in December after several years as an offensive assistant with the Texas Longhorns.
Warner's father played for the Arizona Cardinals for five seasons, from 2005-09, and was the starter for their only Super Bowl appearance, a heartbreaking loss to the Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII. Warner famously rose from NFL obscurity to win a Super Bowl as starter with the Rams, and also played one season for the New York Giants.