So sayeth Temple blog Temple Football Forever, with Villanova blog VUHoops digging up similar quotes on their end. That's one way to explain why Temple already has so many verbal commitments for 2012.
Of course, these stories are hardly good evidence that either program is joining the Big East. Rather, it's merely evidence that the Temple and Villanova staffs are telling recruits that they are joining the Big East. UCF has been puling the same stunt for years. Most prospects are not that gullible, but UCF's recent history shows that the odd few clearly are.