Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Owls add football commitments

Bret Niederreither, a senior defensive lineman at Red Land High, and Jamie Gilmore, a senior running back at North Marion (Fla.), gave oral commitments to play football at Temple on Sunday.

Owls add football commitments

Bret Niederreither, a senior defensive lineman at Red Land High, and Jamie Gilmore, a  senior running back at North Marion (Fla.), gave oral commitments to play football at Temple on Sunday.

National Signing Day is on Wednesday.

Niederreither, a 6-foot-3, 250-pounder, originally, gave an oral commitment to West Virginia. But he changed his mind after West Virginia defensive coordinator, Jeff Casteel, resigned to coach at Arizona under Rich Rodriguez.

Niederreither chose the Owls over offers from West Virginia and Kent State.

Gilmore, a 5-8, 185-pound speedster, had 14 scholarship offers. He, ultimately, chose the Owls over Western Kentucky and South Florida.

Gilmore is regarded as the nation's ninth-best all-purpose back by Rivals.com.

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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.

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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