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Mainland kicker commits to Temple

Mainland junior placekicker Jim Cooper Jr. gave an oral commitment Saturday to play football at Temple.

Mainland kicker commits to Temple

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 at Temple in the 1980s.

Cooper's 24 career field goals are six shy of the South Jersey record held by former Lenape standout Rob Juliano.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

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