Temple's football commitments up to 22

Temple is third among FBS schools in commitments for the Class of 2012 thanks to new head coach Steve Addazio. (Charles Fox/Staff Photographer)

Susquehanna Township defensive tackle Averee Robinson gave Temple an oral commitment to play football Tuesday night.

As a result, the 6-foot-1, 285-pounder, who will be a senior in the fall, became the Owls 22d commitment for the Class of 2012.

Robinson is familiar with the Temple program since his brother, Adrian Robinson, is the Owls standout senior defensive end.

Like his sibling, Averee Robinson makes life miserable for quarterbacks. He finished last season with 46 tackles and eight sacks.

Despite that, Temple was the only Division I program to offer Robinson a scholarship. He did, however, receive some recruiting interest from Connecticut, Syracuse, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Nebraska, Akron and Eastern Michigan.

In addition to being a talented football player, Robinson is the reigning PIAA Class AAA 285-pound state champion in wrestling.

-- Keith Pompey