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Temple steals recruit from UConn

Montour High offensive lineman Matt Barone de-committed from Connecticut Monday night and is now on board with Temple.

Temple steals recruit from UConn

Montour High offensive lineman Matt Barone de-committed from Connecticut Monday night and is now on board with Temple.

The 6-foot-3, 285-pound Barone became the fourth player in the Class of 2013 to orally commit to the Owls.

The rising senior follows in the footsteps of Montour teammate Tyler Haddock. Haddock, a defensive tackle, gave an oral commitment to Temple last week after de-committing from Kent State.

Haddock couldn’t contain his excitement Tuesday morning.

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“He’s my best friend and it is a dream come true to have the opportunity to make a college legacy with him,” Haddock said of playing at Temple with Barone.

The duo joins Mainland kicker Jim Cooper Jr. and Moorestown offensive lineman Shane Rafter as Temple's current recruits.

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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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