National Signing Day 2012: Temple Signs 27 Recruits

Temple Owls head coach Steve Addazio announced his incoming recruiting class earlier today, which included 27 recruits. Temple's class is ranked No. 1 in the MAC by Rivals.com You can see a chart of all 27 signees below (via Owl Sports).

Name Pos. Elig. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School / Other
Shahbaz Ahmed DL Fr. 6-3 220 Lindenwold, N.J. Paul VI
Samuel Benjamin WR Fr. 6-0 195 Baltimore, Md. Mount Saint Joseph
Romond Deloatch WR Fr. 6-4 213 Hampton, Va. Phoebus
Rob Dvoracek LB Fr. 6-2 220 Fogelsville, Pa. Parkland
Avery Ellis LB Fr. 6-2 225 Montclair, N.J. Montclair
Michael Felton DB Fr. 6-0 190 Hanover, Pa. South Western
Kyle Friend OL Fr. 6-2 300 Carlisle, Pa. Cumberland Valley
James Gilmore RB Fr. 5-8 185 Ocala, Fla. North Marion
Nathan Hairston WR Fr. 6-0 176 Frederick, Md. Govs. Thomas Johnson
Khalif Herbin ATH Fr. 5-7 158 Montclair, N.J. Montclair
Matt Ioannidis DL Fr. 6-4 245 Ringoes, N.J. Hunterdon Central
Michael Kalaman LB Fr. 6-3 220 Casselberry, Fla. Trinity Prep
Raymond Korang OL Fr. 6-7 296 Mount Holly, N.J. Rancocas Valley
Stephaun Marshall DB Fr. 5-11 181 Montclair, N.J. Montclair
Tyler Matakevich LB Fr. 6-1 220 Stratford, Conn. St. Joseph's / Milford Academy
Brendan McGowan OL Fr. 6-4 288 Barnesville, Pa. Marion Catholic
Shakur Nesmith WR Fr. 6-4 186 Philadelphia, Pa. Imhotep Charter
Kevin Newsome QB R-Jr. 6-2 231 Chesapeake, Va. Hargrave / Penn State
Bret Niederreither DL Fr. 6-3 265 Etters, Pa. Red Land
Bryan Osei DL Fr. 6-2 225 Abington, Pa. Abington
Brandon Peoples RB Fr. 5-10 180 Abington, Pa. Archbishop Wood
Averee Robinson DL Fr. 6-1 285 Harrisburg, Pa. Susquehanna Twp.
Damiere Shaw DB Fr. 5-11 170 Crum Lynne, Pa. Cardinal O'Hara
Brandon Shippen DB Fr. 5-11 175 Norristown, Pa. Norristown Area
Nate L. Smith DB Fr. 6-1 183 Philadelphia, Pa. Archbishop Wood
Kiser Terry DL Fr. 6-3 234 Feasterville, Pa. Neshaminy
James Whitfiled WR Fr. 6-1 190 Ft. Myers, Fla. North Ft. Myeres / Hargrave
Alkwan Williams LB Fr. 6-1 210 Johnstown, Pa. Greater Johnstown Senior
Avery Williams ATH Fr. 5-10 198 Baltimore, Md. Archbishop Curley
Tavon Young DB Fr. 5-10 159 Oxon Hill, Md. Potomac

Linebacker Tyler Matakevich and wide reciever James Whitfield were early enrollees who will count toward the 2011 class and not the 2012 signing class. Quarterback Kevin Newsome is a transfer student from Penn State who played very sparingly for the Nittany Lions in 2009 and 2010.

For more coverage of Temple football recruiting, stay tuned to our storystream. For more Temple coverage, visit our team page.

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