Temple Football Recruiting 2011: Jackson Matteo Makes Verbal Commitment To Owls

Three-star offensive tackle recruit Jackson Matteo (Ashburn, Virg./Broad Run) has made a verbal commitment to attend Temple, according to a Rivals.com report.

He also weighed offers from Ball State, Kent State, Marshall, Massachusetts, Ohio and Old Dominion. Virginia and Virginia Tech showed interest.

ESPN Insider describes Matteo as "an aggressive run blocker who does a good job finishing blocks with the nasty attitude we like to see when evaluating offensive linemen."

Based on his size, athleticism and ability to play either tackle position, Matteo has the potential to grow into a big-time player, but he is not necessarily ready to step into a large role yet. A red shirt year is considered a possibility for Matteo, whose technique in certain situations could use refinement. But he is known as a tough-nosed player, and his frame suggests he could comfortably put on more weight with time.

For more Temple football recruiting news, keep an eye on this storystream at SBNation Philly or visit our Temple Owls team page.

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