Liverpool Arrives

Marquise Liverpool

As a high school senior, Marquise Liverpool was rated as the second-best wide receiver north of the Mason-Dixon Line. The only guy ranked ahead of him? That was Dwayne Jarrett, who went on to a record-setting career at USC and was picked by the Carolina Panthers in this year's NFL Draft. The "next best thing" is looking forward to beginning informal workouts with his new Temple teammates.

As a high school senior, Marquise Liverpool was rated as the second-best wide receiver north of the Mason-Dixon Line. The only guy ranked ahead of him? That was Dwayne Jarrett, who went on to a record-setting career at USC and was picked by the Carolina Panthers in this year's NFL Draft. The "next best thing" is looking forward to beginning informal workouts with his new Temple teammates.

Liverpool confirmed on Sunday night that he'll soon begin regular workouts with the Owls. Members of the team are conducting self-directed drills at Chodoff Field leading into the start of preseason camp on Aug. 4.

"I was down there last week to get set up and everything," Liverpool said.

As a late-summer commitment, Liverpool can't start classes or move into campus housing until practice starts. In fact, he's technically not even obligated to join the Owls, as he hasn't signed a letter-of-intent.

But that's not a question at this point. Liverpool isn't going anywhere else. The real question is whether he'll play wide receiver or cornerback when he hits the field.

"Wide receiver, I believe," said Liverpool, adding that he got his first look at some of the team's offensive materials last week.

This week, the Owls will get their first look at Temple's highest-rated recruit since Kevin Harvey. If Liverpool is anything like Jarrett, the MAC could be looking at its best wide receiver since Randy Moss.

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