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Wingo-Reeves commits to Temple

Monacan High School (Va.) senior Connor Wingo-Reeves gave an oral commitment Friday to play football at Temple.

Wingo-Reeves commits to Temple

Steve Addazio is entering his second season as Temple´s head football coach. (Ron Cortes/Staff file photo)
Steve Addazio is entering his second season as Temple's head football coach. (Ron Cortes/Staff file photo)

Monacan High School (Va.) senior Connor Wingo-Reeves gave an oral commitment Friday to play football at Temple.

A middle linebacker in high school, the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder is being recruited to play Temple’s fox defensive-end position. He finished last season with 93 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.

"I'm really excited about it," Wingo-Reeves said of the defensive line. "It's definitely something new. But I'm really excited to play wherever they put me. I just like playing football.

The 17-year-old also said he's excited about playing for Temple coach Steve Addazio.

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“I really like  the head coach,” said Wingo-Reeves, who becomes the 11th member of the Owls’ 2013 recruiting class. “It’s all about winning. And I like the way he looks out for his players. And I really like how he handles himself.”

He chose the Owls’ scholarship over offers from Navy and William & Mary. The 17-year-old also received interest from Virginia Tech, Boston College, Miami, Maryland, East Carolina and Old Dominion.

“I felt like this was the best look for me,” said Wingo-Reeves, who received his Temple offer on Wednesday. “I didn’t want to wait to make a commitment, because I felt like it was the best school for me."

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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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