NCF On The Trail: Temple Owls

UA jersey tour: Brandon Martin

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Brandon Martin is an actions-first type of athlete. He's not the most vocal person.

As a wide receiver, he needs only to speak with his hands and feet. And he speaks volumes.

Martin's talents were recognized Friday, as he earned an Under Armour All-America Game jersey during a ceremony sponsored by American Family Insurance.

"It's a dream for me," Martin said. "I'm excited. I got the word at practice. I was shocked.

"It makes you want to keep working hard. A lot of big things can happen if you just put a lot of work in it."

The ceremony was a highlight for a player who has had his share of adversity. Martin is a move-in from Monroe, Louisiana, where he attended Wossman High School. He lived in New Orleans before being displaced after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He moved to Dallas and had to find his role in his first year at Dallas' Prime Prep Academy, the charter school cofounded by Deion Sanders.



Martin's presence at Prime Prep has been much welcomed, particularly with Prime Prep losing SMU receiver commit James Proche II, who transferred to DeSoto High School before the start of the season. Martin is averaging better than 22 yards per catch.

At 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, Martin is a huge target for any quarterback. He becomes even more dangerous when his 4.42-second 40-yard dash is included in his tangibles. Martin has watched his stock rise over the past three months. He has offers from Louisiana Tech, Arkansas State, Temple, Louisiana-Monroe and UAB, and he's drawing more and more interest daily from top schools coast to coast.

Martin said he's looking at all schools equally, and while he's yet to take an official visit, he's hoping to do so beginning next month.



Quick hits on Brandon Martin

All-time best UA game player: Leonard Fournette and Speedy Noil

Favorite athlete: Calvin Johnson

Ready to line up against ... Kevin Toliver II

Jersey number significance: "I wear No. 5. I've had it all my life. I had it before Hurricane Katrina."

Did you know: "I like doing the extra work. Rain, sleet or snow, I'm out there."
ASHBURN, Va. -- If there was an award given out for the most physically gifted quarterback at Friday’s Elite 11 regional camp at the Washington Redskins' practice facility, Brandon Wimbush would undoubtedly be a runaway winner.

The No. 107-ranked prospect in the ESPN 300 showed impressive arm power, a strong frame that can carry 225 pounds, and the feet and balance that have earned him offers from the likes of Penn State, Virginia Tech, Miami, Ohio State, LSU and a host of others. The news of the day Friday was the offer list might soon be growing, and one could be a game-changer.

JaQuan Davidson selects Pitt

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Three-star athlete JaQuan Davidson (Elizabeth, Pa./Forward) has given his pledge to the Panthers, according to multiple reports.

UConn, Illinois, Temple, West Virginia, Western Michigan and Youngstown State also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-4, 172-pound prospect, who was recruited to play receiver by Pitt.

His high school coach, Mike LeDonne, told the TribLive.com, "Pitt did a heck of a job. He feels comfortable with the staff."

Davidson, who plays quarterback for Elizabeth Forward, had thrown for 489 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 392 more yards prior to Thursday night's game.

Pittsburgh has 18 players on board for 2014.

Rutgers adds massive lineman Tariq Cole

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Tariq Cole (Lido Beach, N.Y./Long Beach), a 6-foot-6, 370-pound senior, has committed to play for Rutgers, according to multiple reports.

He also holds a scholarship offer from Temple. Additionally, the Star-Ledger reports that UConn, Syracuse and Towson were in the mix.

Rutgers has 23 commitments.

Three-star CB Hallmon commits to Rutgers

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The Scarlet Knights added to their defensive backfield Monday night with the pledge of cornerback Deion Hallmon (Weston, Fla./Cypress Bay).

Hallmon announced his decision on Twitter and the news has been confirmed by multiple reports.

 


He was a highly-offered prospect, holding more than 20 BCS conference scholarships. Hallmon had planned an Oct. 11 official visit to Wisconsin and received offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, Boston College, Cincinnati, Clemson, UConn, Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Memphis, Miami, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, Purdue, South Carolina, South Florida, Syracuse, Temple, UCLA, Wake Forest, Washington State and West Virginia.

Non-BCS programs such as Akron, Appalachian State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, East Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Florida A&M, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana-Lafayette, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Northern Illinois, Ohio, South Alabama and Western Kentucky also offered the 5-foot-11, 175-pound senior.

Rutgers now has 23 verbals for 2014 and the nation's 19th best recruiting class.

WR Stanley Clerveaux picks USF 

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South Florida has gained a commitment from three-star wide receiver Stanley Clerveaux (North Miami, Fla./North Miami), according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-3, 187-pound prospect also holds scholarship offers from Appalachian State, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Florida International, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana-Lafayette, Marshall, South Alabama, Temple, Toledo and Tulane.

This spring, he posted an electronically timed 4.59 40-yard dash, 4.41 20-yard shuttle, 32-inch vertical, 30-foot power throw and 79.17 SPARQ at a Nike event.

The Bulls' class now sits at 14.

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West Virginia lands three prospects

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Defensive end Tyree Owens (Oviedo, Fla./Oviedo) and pair of offensive tackles -- Jamie Herr (Elkton, Md./Eastern Christian) and Walter Rauterkus (Avon, Ohio/Avon) -- each committed this week to West Virginia, according to multiple reports.

Owens, a 6-foot-4, 236-pound prospect, selected the Mountaineers over scholarship offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, Eastern Illinois, Florida International, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Marshall, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Troy, Virginia, Wake Forest and Wisconsin.

He posted an electronically-timed 4.88 40-yard dash, 4.62 20-yard shuttle, 32.5-inch vertical, 34-foot power throw and 81.78 SPARQ this spring at a Nike combine.

"West Virginia had the best family feel," Owens told the Orlando Sentinel. "When I got there (on a visit this past weekend) they welcomed me with open arms and it was everything I could have hoped for... just great the whole time I was there."

Herr, one of many FBS prospects from Eastern Christian Academy, was also offered by Boston College, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Temple. He's 6-5 and 265 pounds.

Ohio was Rauterkus' only other scholarship offer. Programs including Ball State, Bowling Green, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska and Purdue also recruited the 6-6, 285-pound prospect.

West Virginia's 2014 class is at 11 players.

Kentucky adds another juco defender

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Cory Johnson (Chambersburg, Pa./ASA College), a 6-foot-3, 282-pound defensive tackle, has committed to the Wildcats, according to multiple reports.

Arizona State, Miami (Fla.), North Carolina State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple and Tennessee also extended scholarship offers to Johnson.

He's the third juco defender to pick the Wildcats during this cycle, as new head coach Mark Stoops attempts to patch up a unit that allowed 31 points per game (87th nationally) last season.

Kentucky now has 20 total commitments for 2014.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Richie Petitbon (Washington D.C./Gonzaga) didn’t know what to expect when he visited the University of Alabama this week for camp. The 2015 offensive lineman was just ready to put in some work.

He competed in both sessions on Monday. Despite the heat and feelings of fatigue, Petitbon geared up for the 1-on-1 drills, where he spent time at all three spots on the offensive line. He caught the attention of Bama head coach Nick Saban, who later called him up to his office and offered him a scholarship from the Crimson Tide.


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Weekly commitment roundup

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American Athletic
Cincinnati
Luke Callahan OT Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty
HT: 6-foot-4 WT: 271 pounds
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Connecticut
Arkeel Newsome RB Ansonia, Conn./Ansonia
HT: 5-8 WT: 180
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Temple
Dae'Juan Funderburk S Washington/Friendship Collegiate
HT: 6-1 WT: 187
Positional Rank: #40 S
Stars: 3

ACC
Boston College
Richard Wilson RB Beverly Hills, Calif./Detroit Country Day
HT: 5-10 WT: 221
Positional Rank: #72 RB
Stars: 3

Clemson
Justin Falcinelli OT Middletown, Md./Middletown
HT: 6-4 WT: 300
Positional Rank: #25 OT
Stars: 3

Florida State
Treon Harris ATH Miami/Booker T. Washington
HT: 5-11 WT: 186
Positional Rank: #30 ATH
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#250)

Syracuse
KJ Williams WR Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty
HT: 6-2 WT: 190
Positional Rank: #76
Stars: 3

Virginia Tech
Colt Pettit OG Hamler, Ohio/Henry
HT: 6-4 WT: 250
Positional Rank: #22 OG
Stars: 3

Big 12
Oklahoma
Bobby Evans TE-Y Allen, Texas/Allen
HT: 6-3 WT: 240
Class of 2015

Big Ten
Illinois
Julian Hylton ATH Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln Way North
HT: 6-0 WT: 180
Positional Rank: #85 ATH
Stars: 3

Indiana
J-Shun Harris WR Fishers, Ind./Fishers
HT: 5-8 WT: 162
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Iowa
Mick Ellis K Allen, Texas/Lovejoy
HT: 5-10 WT: 182
Positional Rank: #23 K
Stars: 3

Nebraska
Larenzo Stewart RB Klein, Texas/Klein Oak
HT: 5-6 WT: 165
Positional Rank: #77
Stars: 3

Northwestern
Noah Westerfield OLB Frisco, Texas/Wakeland
HT: 6-3 WT: 215
Positional Rank: #65 OLB
Stars: 3

Purdue
Gelen Robinson DE St. John, Ind./Lake Central
HT: 6-2 WT: 231
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Wisconsin
D.J. Gillins QB-DT Jacksonville, Fla./Ribault
HT: 6-3 WT: 181
Positional Rank: #13 QB-DT
Stars: 4

Pac-12
Colorado
Evan White S Aurora, Colo./Cherokee
HT: 6-2 WT: 192
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Utah
Kyle Christiansen DT Hyrum, Utah/Mountain Crest
HT: 6-3 WT: 315
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Washington State
Tristan Vizcaino K La Verne, Calif./Damien
HT: 6-1 WT: 190
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

SEC
Arkansas
Zach Rogers OG Carrollton, Texas/Hebron
HT: 6-2 WT: 297
Class of 2015

Auburn
Tyler Queen QB-PP Kennesaw, Ga./North Cobb
HT: 6-2 WT: 237
Class of 2015

Kentucky
T.V. Williams WR McKinney, Texas/McKinney
HT: 5-8 WT: 148
Positional Rank: #75 WR
Stars: 3

Ole Miss
Rod Taylor OG Jackson, Miss./Callaway
HT: 6-3 WT: 323
Positional Rank: #2 OG
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#56)
Under Armour All-American

Vanderbilt
Michael Sawyers DT Nashville, Tenn./Ensworth
HT: 6-2 WT: 290
Positional Rank: #24 DT
Stars: 4

Independents
Army

Malik Crossdale RB Bronx, N.Y./Fordham Prep
HT: 5-11 WT: 190

New Mexico State
William Clement OLB Houston/Kinkaid
HT: 6-3 WT: 195

Notre Dame
Grant Blankenship DE The Colony, Texas/The Colony
HT: 6-5 WT: 230
Positional Rank: #37 DE
Stars: 3

Conference USA
Middle Tennessee
Robert Behanan OG Fairfield, Ohio/Fairfield
HT: 6-4 WT: 281

Rice
Preston Gordon DT Frisco, Texas/Heritage
HT: 6-1 WT: 271

Southern Miss
Darian Yancey OLB Auburn, Ala./Auburn
HT: 6-1 WT: 213

UAB
Chris Hudson OT Ocala, Fla./West Port
HT: 6-5 WT: 277

Mid-American
Ball State

Damon Singleton OLB Wyandotte, Mich./Roosevelt
HT: 6-1 WT: 210

Quentin Turner CB Lithonia, Ga./Miller Grove
HT: 5-9 WT: 171

Bowling Green
Ben Hale S Columbus, Ohio/St. Charles
HT: 6-1 WT: 190

Northern Illinois
Martayveus Carter RB East Chicago, Ill./Central
HT: 5-11 WT: 200

Mountain West
Fresno State
Tobenna Okeke S Missouri City, Texas/Elkins
HT: 6-2 WT: 194

San Jose State
Rueben Leasau OLB La Mesa, Calif./Helix
HT: 6-2 WT: 205

Sun Belt
South Alabama
Malcolm Buggs S Opelika, Ala./Opelika
HT: 5-9 WT: 192

Western Kentucky
Nick True TE-Y Ft. Thomas, Ky./Highlands
HT: 6-5 WT: 240

Weekly Commitment Roundup

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ACC
Clemson
Artavis Scott | WR | Tarpon Springs, Calif./East Lake
HT: 5-11 WT: 179
Positional Rank: #10 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#89)

Florida State
Trey Marshall | S | Lake City, Fla./Columbia
HT: 6-0 WT: 196
Positional Rank: #49
Stars: 3

Corey Martinez | OG | Tampa, Fla./Catholic
HT: 6-4 WT: 302
Positional Rank: #15
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#274)

Georgia Tech
Matthew Jordan | QB-DT | Jackson, Ala./Jackson
HT: 6-1 WT: 191
Positional Rank: #30 QB-DT
Stars: 3

Miami (Fla.)
Demetrius Jackson | DE | Miami/Booker T. Washington
HT: 6-4 WT: 235
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Travonte Valentine | DT | Hialeah, Fla./Champagnat Catholic
HT: 6-4 WT: 295
Positional Rank: #11 DT
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#150)

North Carolina State
Deshaywn Middleton | DT | Winston-Salem, N.C./Parkland
HT: 6-2 WT: 302
Positional Rank: #73 DT
Stars: 3

Terronne Prescod | OG | Decatur, Ga./Columbia
HT: 6-6 WT: 336
Positional Rank: #56 OG
Stars: 3

Pittsburgh
Wade Freebeck | QB-PP | Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas
HT: 6-4 WT: 180
Positional Rank: #15 QB-PP
Stars: 4

Elijah Zeise | S | Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny
HT: 6-2 WT: 185
Positional Rank: #66 S
Stars: 3

Syracuse
Jason Cabinda | ATH | Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central
HT: 6-2 WT: 221
Positional Rank: #97 ATH
Stars: 3

Virginia
Andrew Brown | DT | Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Smith
HT: 6-4 WT: 295
Positional Rank: #1 DT
Stars: 5
ESPN 300 (#3)
Under Armour All-American

Virginia Tech
Billy Ray Mitchell | OT | Paramus, N.J./Catholic
HT: 6-4 WT: 285
Positional Rank: #70 OT
Stars: 3

American Athletic
Cincinnati
Tyrell Gilbert | ATH | Cincinnati/Princeton
HT: 6-1 WT: 200
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Connecticut
Justin Noye | ATH | East Rochester, N.Y./East Rochester
HT: 6-1 WT: 191
Positional Rank: #95 ATH
Stars: 3

Houston
Zach Vaughan | DE | Austin, Texas/McNeil
HT: 6-4 WT: 218
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Louisville
Cameron Polk | WR | Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern
HT: 6-1 WT: 188
Positional Rank: #126 WR
Stars: 3

L.J. Scott | RB | Marion, Ohio/Harding
HT: 5-10 WT: 224
Positional Rank: #82 RB
Stars: 3

Memphis
Chase Johnson | C | Olive Branch, Miss./Olive Branch
HT: 6-4 WT: 252
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Rutgers
Kiy Hester | ATH | Wayne, N.J./DePaul Catholic
HT: 6-2 WT: 195
Positional Rank: #22 ATH
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#189)

Jimmy Hogan | DE | Franklin Lake, N.J./Ramapo
HT: 6-4 WT: 225
Positional Rank: #68 DE
Stars: 3

South Florida
Nick Nataro | TE-H | Estero, Fla./Estero
HT: 6-4 WT: 235
Positional Rank: #20 TE-H
Stars: 3

Temple
Jared Folks | OLB | Harrisburg, Pa./Susquehanna
HT: 6-2 WT: 215
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

James McHale | OT | Dunmore, Pa./Dunmore
HT: 6-6 WT: 289
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big 12
Kansas State
Aaron Sharp | QB-PP | Houston/Summer Creek
HT: 6-3 WT: 188
Positional Rank: #44 QB-PP
Stars: 3

Oklahoma
Tay Evans | OLB | Allen, Texas/Allen
HT: 6-2 WT: 200
Positional Rank: #38 OLB
Stars: 3

West Virginia
Stone Wolfley | DE | Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown
HT: 6-3 WT: 235
Class of 2015

Big Ten
Illinois
Matt Domer | RB | Chicago/Mt. Carmel
HT: 5-11 WT: 189
Positional Rank: #85 RB
Stars: 3

Indiana
Donovan Clark | CB | Ft. Wayne, Ind./South Side
HT: 5-10 WT: 170
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Michigan
Freddy Canteen | WR | Elkton, Md./Eastern Christian
HT: 6-0 WT: 170
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Noah Furbush | ILB | Kenton, Ohio/Kenton
HT: 6-4 WT: 235
Positional Rank: #21 ILB
Stars: 4

Brandon Watson | CB | Elkton, Md./Eastern Christian
HT: 5-11 WT: 179
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Nebraska
Freedom Akinmoladun | TE-H | Grandview, Mo./Grandview
HT: 6-4 WT: 219
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Monte Harrison | WR | Lee's Summit, Mo./West
HT: 6-2 WT: 190
Positional Rank: #49 WR
Stars: 4

Penn State
Antoine White | DT | Millville, N.J./Millville
HT: 6-3 WT: 265
Positional Rank: #69 DT
Stars: 3

Purdue
Austin McGehee | K | Pine Bluff, Ark./Pine Bluff
HT: 6-1 WT: 200
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Pac-12
Arizona
Naijiel Hale | CB | Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco
HT: 5-11 WT: 181
Positional Rank: #31 CB
Stars: 3

Arizona State
Loren Mondy | DE | Mansfield, Texas/Lake Ridge
HT: 6-1 WT: 233
Class of 2017

California
Michael Trani | OG | La Mirada, Calif./La Mirada
HT: 6-3 WT: 260
Positional Rank: #51 OG
Stars: 3

Jaleel Wadood | ATH | Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco
HT: 5-11 WT: 165
Positional Rank: #39 ATH
Stars: 4

Colorado
Zach Brown | ILB | San Diego/Patrick Henry
HT: 6-3 WT: 233
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Dylan Keeney | TE-Y | Granite Bay, Calif/Granite Bay
HT: 6-6 WT: 210
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Rick Gamboa | ILB | West Hills, Calif./Chaminade
HT: 6-0 WT: 220
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Oregon
Arrion Springs | CB | San Antonio, Texas/Roosevelt
HT: 6-0: WT: 195
Positional Rank: #7 CB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#44)
Under Armour All-American

Oregon State
Sumner Houston | DE | Concord, Calif./De La Salle
HT: 6-2 WT: 260
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Stanford
Keller Chryst | QB-PP | Palo Alto, Cali./Palo Alto
HT: 6-4 WT: 234
Positional Rank: #1 QB-PP
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#21)
Under Armour All-American

USC
D.J. Calhoun | OLB | El Cerrito, Calif./El Cerrito
HT: 6-0 WT: 201
Positional Rank: #16 OLB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#220)

Washington
Trey Adams | OT | Wenatchee, Wash./Wenatchee
HT: 6-6 WT: 250
Class of 2015

Erik Brown | WR | Fontana, Calif./Summit
HT: 6-1 WT: 172
Positional Rank: #24 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#178)

Drew Lewis | RB | Sammamish, Wash./Eastlake
HT: 6-2 WT: 196
Positional Rank: #111
Stars: 3

Jonathan Lockett | CB | Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei
HT: 5-11 WT: 168
Positional Rank: #26 CB
Stars: 3

Lavon Washington | S | Oakland, Calif./McClymonds
HT: 5-11 WT: 180
Positional Rank: #26 S
Stars: 3

Joseph Wicker | DT | Long Beach, Calif./Poly
HT: 6-2 WT: 260
Class of 2015

SEC
Alabama

Montel McBride | OG | Plant City, Fla./Plant City
HT: 6-4 WT: 349
Positional Rank: #24 OG
Stars: 3

Georgia
Kendall Baker | DT | Atlanta/Marist
HT: 6-5 WT: 284
Positional Rank: #47 DT
Stars: 3

LSU
John Battle IV | S | Hallandale Beach, Fla./Hallandale
HT: 6-1 WT: 171
Positional Rank: #27 S
Stars: 3

Mississippi State
Nick Fitzgerald | QB-PP | Richmond Hill, Ga./Richmond Hill
HT: 6-5 WT: 208
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Ole Miss
Kendrick Doss | QB-DT | Florence, Ala./Florence
HT: 6-2 WT: 215
Positional Rank: #23 QB-DT
Stars: 3

Tennessee
Dillon Bates | OLB | Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Ponte Vedra Beach
HT: 6-3 WT: 213
Positional Rank: #3 OLB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#92)
Under Armour All-American

Vanderbilt
Trent Sherfield | S | Danville, Ill./Danville
HT: 6-2 WT: 185
Positional Rank: #81 S
Stars: 3

Independents
Brigham Young
Earl Mariner | DT | Topeka, Kan./Washburn Rural
HT: 6-3 WT: 300

Conference USA
East Carolina
Joe Carter | OLB | Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Ponte Vedra Beach
HT: 6-2 WT: 210

Erik Lenzen | OT | Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons
HT: 6-4 WT: 261

FIU
Renard Cheren | OLB | Lake Worth, Fla./Park Vista
HT: 6-1 WT: 194

Mid-American
Ball State
Alex Joss | OT | Walled Lake, Mich./Walled Lake
HT: 6-5 WT: 275

Malik King | OG | Muskegon, Mich./Muskegon
HT: 6-5 WT: 295

Massachusetts
J.T. Blyden | RB | West Grove, Pa./Avon Grove
HT: 5-10 WT: 195

Toledo
Cameron Mattison | S | Charlotte, N.C./Mallard Creek
HT: 6-1 WT: 185

Western Michigan
Jamauri Bogan | RB | Union, N.J./Union
HT: 5-6 WT: 164

Nick Matich | DT | Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston
HT: 6-2 WT: 280

Mountain West
Nevada
Wyatt Demps | WR | Elk Grove, Calif./Pleasant Grove
HT: 6-2 WT: 185

San Jose State
Darren Gardenhire | S | Long Beach, Calif./Cabrillo
HT: 6-1 WT: 200

Chad Miller | S | Vallejo, Calif./Jesse Bethel
HT: 6-0 WT: 153

Aisea Tongilava | RB | Orange, Calif./Lutheran
HT: 6-1 WT: 204

Sun Belt
Texas State
Andrew Aneke | CB | Missouri City, Texas/Elkins
HT: 6-0 WT: 177

James McHale says yes to Temple

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Offensive tackle James McHale (Dunmore, Pa./Dunmore) is on board with Temple, the Times-Tribune reports.

"It was a long process, but it was fun," he said. "I had a lot of schools come in and [was] interested, and I went to a bunch of camps. It was a pretty good experience getting recruited."

McHale added, "Now I have that behind me, and I don't have to worry about a recruiting trip. I can focus on this season. We are really excited about this season at Dunmore; we have a lot of guys back and we are pretty pumped."

The 6-foot-6, 289-pound blocker also holds scholarship offers from Buffalo, Florida Atlantic, Massachusetts and Syracuse. Boston College, Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, West Virginia and Wisconsin showed interest.

Temple has 16 pledges for 2014.

Owls gain defender Jared Folks

July, 3, 2013
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Defensive end/outside linebacker Jared Folks (Harrisburg, Pa./Susquehanna) has committed to play in the newly-formed American Athletic Conference for Temple, the Patriot-News reports.

Buffalo and Massachusetts also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-2, 215-pound prospect. Connecticut showed interest.

"Temple was the school I've wanted to go to since last year," he said. "Ever since Averee Robinson [a 2012 Susquehanna grad] committed to Temple my goal was to get there and join him."

Folks registered eight sacks and one interception during his junior campaign.
The recruitment of Darius Slade (Montclair, N.J./Montclair) could come down to the little things.

Slade, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound defensive end, has a top five of Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Temple and West Virginia. And three of the schools -- well, their 2014 commitments -- are doing a good job with the small things in his recruitment.


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Justin Noye commits to UConn

June, 28, 2013
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Class of 2014 athlete Justin Noye (East Rochester, N.Y./East Rochester) has committed to sign with Connecticut, according to multiple reports.

Albany, Florida Atlantic, Massachusetts, Old Dominion, Rutgers and Temple also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-1, 191-pound prospect. Pittsburgh and Syracuse showed interest.

Noye is commitment No. 3 for the Huskies. All three players announced this month.

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