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Williamstown linebacker Brown commits to Temple

Williamstown outside linebacker Buddy Brown gave a verbal commitment Monday to play football at Temple.

Williamstown linebacker Brown commits to Temple

Buddy Brown finished with 87 tackles, six sacks and four forced fumbles last season. (Marc Narducci/Staff file photo)
Buddy Brown finished with 87 tackles, six sacks and four forced fumbles last season. (Marc Narducci/Staff file photo)

Williamstown outside linebacker Buddy Brown gave a verbal commitment Monday to play football at Temple.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound rising senior chose the Owls over scholarship offers from Rutgers, Penn State, West Virginia, Virginia, South Florida, Iowa, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin and North Carolina among others.

Brown finished with 87 tackles, six sacks and four forced fumbles last season.  The 17-year-old becomes Temple's eighth commitment for the Class of 2013.

Up until two weeks ago, Brown was expected to accept a scholarship from Rutgers.

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“You don’t have to go to Rutgers, you can go right here,” Sean Brown said. of his son picking Temple. “We are not North Jersey people. We are basically a step over from Philly.

“We love the Eagles. We love Temple basketball. We like all that. So why not stay here and have a chance to make a change.”

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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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