Monday, February 8, 2016

Baltimore sack machine commits to Temple

Nik D’Avanzo, a rising senior at Baltimore’s Archbishop Curley High School, gave an oral commitment Tuesday to play football at Temple.

Baltimore sack machine commits to Temple


Nik D’Avanzo, a rising senior at Baltimore’s Archbishop Curley High School, gave an oral commitment Tuesday to play football at Temple.

The 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive end becomes the Owls’ fifth recruit in the Class of 2013.

"I went there about three weeks ago for a football camp and I did really well. ... I went up there [Tuesday] to see the campus a little bit more. I just loved it," D'Avanzo told the Baltimore Sun. "I love [Temple’s] Steve Addazio, the head coach. He's the kind of coach that will get me to the next level."

He finished with 80 tackles and seven sacks for the Friars in 2011. D’Avanzo picked Temple over Hampton, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Monmouth, James Madison and Old Dominion.

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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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