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.