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New Jersey tailback commits to Temple

Jahad Thomas, a senior running back at Elizabeth High School (NJ), gave an oral commitment Tuesday night to play football at Temple.

New Jersey tailback commits to Temple

Jahad Thomas, a senior running back at Elizabeth High School (NJ), gave an oral commitment Tuesday night to play football at Temple.

The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder will join Elizabeth quarterback and close friend P.J. Walker in the Owls' 2013 recruiting class.  Thomas and Walker both took official visits to North Broad Street this past weekend.

According to NJ.com, Thomas carried the ball 63 times for 675 yards (10.7 yards per carry) and 13 touchdowns. He also had 14 receptions for 206 yards and four scores.

He chose Temple's scholarship over interest from primarily Football Championship Subdivision schools.

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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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