The Temple Owls have landed a big (literally) commitment in the form of 6-5, 207 pound WR Romond Deloatch from Hampton, Virginia. Deloatch says that the opportunity to play right away for the Owls is what drew him to Philadelphia,
"I feel I'll be able to play there as a freshman," he told the Daily Press.
Owls fans shouldn't get too excited just yet however, as Deloatch still has a visit set up with Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer, who will be visiting his high school this week. If Deloatch likes what he hears, he could certainly switch his commitment to the Hokies.
So far, Deloatch's only other confirmed offer was from Marshall. Here's what ESPN's scouting service said about the 2-star WR.
Deloatch is a monster of a wide receiver that just muscles his way through defenders and shields them from the ball. He is not an explosive and sudden prospect and we feel his best upside may be to develop into an H-back/TE at the next level. Has a terrific frame that already possesses some bulk and there is no question he can carry much more. He is very athletic and nimble footed. Shows adequate surge off the ball and builds momentum as he climbs the ladder. He is not going to offer a lot at the next level after the catch, but is a big target as an intermediate-to-deep receiver and knows how to utilize his size. Attacks the corners leverage and consistently utilizes his strong hands to get an outside release. Difficult to jam off the line and reroute. Doesn't show great separation speed and burst out of his cuts but attacks the football with his long arm extension and has a large catch radius. Snags the ball well in traffic and can absorb the big hit. Adjust his body well to the downfield throw and difficult pass. Tools to develop into a very good college redzone target. Our main concern with Deloatch is his lack of great speed and acceleration after the catch. Shows adequate quicks off the line, but could struggle separating from faster college defensive backs. Can be a bit rigid out of his breaks, needs to sink his hips more. Is not real elusive after the catch. That said, Deloatch has good body control for his size and strong, big hands needed to develop into a productive possession receiver at the next level.