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Archive: June, 2012

Buddy Brown highlight film

Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 11:08 AM
Williamstown rising senior linebacker Buddy Brown gave an oral commitment Monday to play football at Temple. Here's some of his 2011 highlights. Read more

Temple offers Cardinal O'Hara junior

Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 10:04 AM
Thadd Smith, a rising junior at Cardinal O’Hara, received a scholarship offer from Temple on Monday. The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder plays running back, wideout and defensive back for the Lions. Smith had 13 receptions for 241 yards and two touchdowns last season. He had 20 carries for 108 yards... Read more

Brown, McManus on CFPA watch lists

Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 8:51 AM
Folks realize that Matt Brown and Brandon McManus are two of Temple’s most important players. Perhaps that’s why the seniors are named to the College Football Performance Awards 2012 preseason watch lists. Brown, a running back, has been named to the CFPA all-purpose watch list. McManus... Read more

Rysheed Jordan visits Xavier

Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 5:17 PM
Does Temple target Rysheed Jordan have interest in Xavier? One would get that impression after reading the tweet the Vaux High School guard sent out Tuesday afternoon. "In Cinn, visiting Xavier what a beautiful skyline ,,, this campus is beautiful,,," Jordan tweeted. The rising senior is regarded... Read more

Temple in top Chester High prospect Rondae Jefferson's final seven

Monday, June 25, 2012, 8:58 PM
As expected, Temple remains in Rondae Jefferson’s trimmed-down list of possible destinations. The Chester High guard/forward recently told ESPN.com’s Dave Telep that Temple, Rutgers, Syracuse, Arizona, Florida, Texas and Memphis are the schools he's still considering. Jefferson, a 6-foot-7... Read more

Williamstown linebacker Brown commits to Temple

Monday, June 25, 2012, 3:02 PM
Williamstown outside linebacker Buddy Brown gave a verbal commitment Monday to play football at Temple. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound rising senior chose the Owls over scholarship offers from Rutgers, Penn State, West Virginia, Virginia, South Florida, Iowa, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin and North Carolina among... Read more

Temple adds two more commitments

Friday, June 22, 2012, 1:34 PM
P.J. Walker and Jihaad Pretlow are latest rising high school seniors to give oral commitments to play football at Temple. The cousins announced their decisions to accept the Owls scholarship today. They are the Owls' sixth and seventh commitments for the Class of 2013. Walker is a 6-foot-1, 195-pound... Read more

Baltimore sack machine commits to Temple

Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 9:57 PM
Nik D’Avanzo, a rising senior at Baltimore’s Archbishop Curley High School, gave an oral commitment Tuesday to play football at Temple. The 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive end becomes the Owls’ fifth recruit in the Class of 2013. "I went there about three weeks ago for a football... Read more

Temple steals recruit from UConn

Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 7:45 AM
Montour High offensive lineman Matt Barone de-committed from Connecticut Monday night and is now on board with Temple. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound Barone became the fourth player in the Class of 2013 to orally commit to the Owls. The rising senior follows in the footsteps of Montour teammate Tyler Haddock... Read more

Mainland kicker commits to Temple

Sunday, June 17, 2012, 8:29 AM
Mainland junior placekicker Jim Cooper Jr. gave an oral commitment Saturday to play football at Temple. Cooper becomes the Owls' third recruit for the Class of 2013, joining Moorestown offensive lineman Shane Rafter and Montour defensive tackle Tyler Haddock. Cooper's father, Jim Cooper Sr, kicked... Read more
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John Mitchell is in his second year covering Temple after two seasons covering the 76ers for the Inquirer, after joining the paper in November 2011. He covered the Washington Wizards for the Washington Times from 1998 to 2008. He's also worked at the Philadelphia Tribune, the Wilmington News Journal, Courier-Post, Trenton Times and Elmira Star-Gazette. He graduated from Overbrook High School and Howard University in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter @jmitchinquirer or reach him at jmitchell@philly.com.

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