Archive: June, 2011
This is mind-boggling.
As of Thursday evening, Temple had 21 oral commitments for the Class of the 2012.
At 11 a.m. Thursday, Cardinal O’Hara cornerback Damiere Shaw announced he would become an Owl.
No surprise here.
The speculations began earlier this week when word got out that Damiere Shaw would hold a press conference. Thursday morning, with family and friends in attendance, the Cardinal O’Hara standout confirmed it.
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound cornerback, who will be a senior this fall, said he will become a Temple Owl. Shaw chose the Owls over scholarship offers from Buffalo and Stony Brook.
Temple received its 18th football commitment for the Class of 2012.
Brendan McGowan, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound guard at Marian Catholic High School, gave an oral commitment Wednesday evening to play for the Owls.
McGowan, who will be a senior in the fall, is regarded as one of Pennsylvania’s top returning high school linemen, according to the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association.
There’s a chance that Cardinal O’Hara’s Damiere Shaw will become Temple’s next football recruit.
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound running back, who is being recruited to play wideout in college, has scholarship offers from Temple, Buffalo and Stony Brook. Shaw will hold an 11 a.m. press conference Thursday to announce his college decision.
Shaw caught nine passes for 265 yards and four touchdowns last season. He also carried the ball 26 times for 216 yards and another score.
Montclair High School (N.J.) middle linebacker Stephaun Marshall gave an oral commitment to play football at Temple Tuesday night. The 6-foot-1, 189-pounder will play strong safety for the Owls.
The rising senior and Rancocas Valley offensive lineman Raymond Korang, who also committed Tuesday, are Owls coach Steve Addazio’s 16th and 17th commitments for the Class of 2012.
"I think Temple got a great one," Montclair coach John Fiore said of Marshall, who recorded a team-leading 118 tackles last season. "I think he is extremely underecruited.
Rancocas Valley offensive lineman Ray Korang gave Temple an oral commitment Tuesday to play football.
The 6-foot-8, 297-pound senior-to-be is the 16th commitment in the Class of 2012 for first-year coach Steve Addazio.
"In the back of my mind I wanted to go to Temple, all along," Korang said. "The coaches are great and I feel they're going to make me into the best player possible. Spots were filling up quick. So I needed to take my place on the team."
Temple swingman Scootie Randall had knee surgery Tuesday for a meniscus tear in his left knee.
It is unknown when the 6-foot-6 senior-to-be suffered the injury.
Randall tweeted after the surgery, "feeling better. And everything went well."
Now that Lavoy Allen is a 76er, who’ll be the next Temple player with a shot to make an NBA roster?
Juan Fernandez was the first person that came to my mind. However, something keeps telling me it will be Ramone Moore.
You can’t discount Moore's drive, desire and his improvement as an Owl.
Steve Addazio’s first recruiting class at Temple keeps growing.
The Owls first-year coach received six more oral commitments Sunday night through Monday evening.
Potomac High (Md.) cornerback Tavon Young, Hunterdon Central (N.J.) defensive end Matt Ioannidis, Cumberland Valley offensive lineman Kyle Friend, Upper Perkiomen wide receiver Ronnie Gillespie, Montclair (N.J.) middle linebacker Avery Ellis and Parkland fullback Rob Dvoracek all accepted Temple’s scholarship offers. All six players will be seniors in the fall.
Jameson McShea, a rising senior at Boston College High in Massachusetts, gave an oral commitment Saturday to play football at Temple, according to reports.
The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder becomes the Owls ninth commitment for the Class of the 2012.
McShea chose Temple over a scholarship offer from Elon. He was also receiving interest from Boston College, Duke, Maryland, Northwestern, Connecticut and Penn State.