Friday, January 30, 2015

Twenty-one commits and counting for Temple

This is mind-boggling.

Twenty-one commits and counting for Temple

This is mind-boggling.

As of Thursday evening, Temple had 21 oral commitments for the Class of the 2012.

At 11 a.m. Thursday, Cardinal O’Hara cornerback Damiere Shaw announced he would become an Owl.

It was reported hours later that Temple also received a commitment from Michael Kalaman, a Trinity Prep (Fla.) linebacker. We also learned Thursday that South Western strong safety Mike Felton committed to the Owls earlier in the week. All three players will be seniors in the fall.

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Kalaman, a 6-foot-3, 200-pounder, averaged 11 tackles per game last season.

A heady player, he relies on reads to make plays. However, his speed is a weakness. He covered the 40-yard dash in 5.02 seconds at January’s 2011 Under Armour All American Underclassman Combine.

The 6-foot, 200-pound Felton recorded a team-leading 74 tackles to go with an interception and nine deflections last season. He ran a 4.47-second 40-yard dash at one of Temple’s one-day camps.

To read about Shaw, check out the previous Owl Inq blog post.

-          Keith Pompey

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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.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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