The seventeen oral commitments Temple football has received for the class of 2014 have them giddy on North Broad Street. However, the impressive haul thus far has also caught the eyes of the people responsible for evaluating the class.
Rivals.com rates Temple’s recruiting class No. 30 in the nation, dropping the Owls one spot behind Oklahoma and ahead of Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt and South Carolina.
The website 247sports.com has the Owls ranked 42 in the nation, behind Georgia Tech and ahead of Duke, Missouri and Duke. Scouts.com has the Owls ranked right behind Minnesota at 45. Falling behind the Owls are Boise State, Pitt and Nebraska.
The top names in the class of 2014 are defensive back Anthony Davis from Gateway (Monroeville, Pa) and Imhotep offensive lineman Aaron Ruff. Davis is one of three players from Gateway. Notable about his commitment is that the Owls received it over Nebraska, Illinois, Penn State, Cincinnati and Georgia Tech, to name a few.