Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Temple recruit having second thoughts

Archbishop Curley (Baltimore) senior defensive end Nik D'Avanzo is reconsidering his oral commitment to Temple.

Temple recruit having second thoughts

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Archbishop Curley (Baltimore) senior defensive end Nik D'Avanzo is reconsidering his oral commitment to Temple.

"I love all the Temple coaches and the school, but the location ... I'm not sure if I fit there," D'Avanzo told "I'm a country boy, and Temple is in the middle of the city. I went there three times thinking I'd adjust and learn to like it, but I'm just not feeling the area right now."

The 6-foot-3, 283-pound, two-star recruit by,  told that he's interested in Cincinnati. He attended the Bearcats' homecoming game and felt at home in Cincinnati.

He's also been in contact with Maryland. However, Cincinnati and Maryland have not offered him a scholarship at this time.

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Other than Temple, Massachusetts is the only Football Bowl Subdivision program to offer D'Avanzo a scholarship.  His other offers are from Football Championship Subdivision schools, Hampton, James Madison, Monmouth and Old Dominion.

Inquirer Staff Writer
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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. 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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