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Henrico LB Finch commits to Temple

Sharif Finch, a senior linebacker at Henrico High School in Richmond, Va., gave a verbal commitment Friday to play at Temple.

Henrico LB Finch commits to Temple

In this March 20, 2009, file photo, the Temple Owl mascot dances on the court during a first-round men´s NCAA college basketball tournament game in Miami. (Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
In this March 20, 2009, file photo, the Temple Owl mascot dances on the court during a first-round men's NCAA college basketball tournament game in Miami. (Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

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.

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“I’m used to the city,” he told the website. “I like the city.”

Finch had five sacks and 84 tackles this past season. He recorded 161 stops and 10.5 sacks as a junior.

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