Sharif Finch, a senior linebacker at Henrico High School in Richmond, Va., gave a verbal commitment Friday to play at Temple.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder will sign a binding national letter of intent on Wednesday.
He chose the Owls over scholarship offers from Western Michigan, East Carolina, James Madison, Old Dominion, Richmond, Hampton, Norfolk State, Elon and William & Mary. Finch also received some interest from Penn State and Miami.
The Queens, NY native told TimesDispatch.com that he likes Temple’s urban campus.