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Temple football recruiting update

When Maryland prep defensive lineman Malik Burns announced on Twitter over the weekend he had committed to Temple, it gave the Owls 18 commitments for the class of 2017.

Burns played at Maryland's Lackey High, the same school as now redshirt sophomore Cortrelle Simpson, who was a receiver but is now listed as a defensive back.

Under new coach Geoff Collins, the Owls have appeared to hold onto most of their recruits.

Our usual disclaimer - nothing is official until a player signs a national Letter of Intent beginning Feb. 1.

This weekend is a big one for Temple as several potential recruits will be on campus for visits. Here is the latest list according to a person familiar with the Owls recruiting.

Audley Isaacs – LB 6-1 225 Valley Forge, PA

Todd Centeio QB 6-0 205 Dwyer, Palm Beach Gardens FLA

Gary Brightwell  RB 6-0 190 St. Georges Tech DE

Griffin Sestilli TE 6-3 230 North Allegheny, PA

Jeremy Jennings 5-10, 180 CB Downingtown East, PA

Ja'Sir Taylor 6-0, 175 WR-CB Brick Township, NJ

George Reid 6-1 1/2, 185 S Abington PA

Raheem Blackshear 5-11, 175 WR Archbishop Wood, PA

Rob King 6-0, 177 ATH Father Judge, PA

James Makszin 6-4, 285 DE Norwalk, CT

Chris Jiminez 6-4 250 LT Perkiomen Valley, PA

L-Jeron Holder 6-3 200 WR Manalapan NJ

Dearage "Ty" Mason 5-10, 170 CB, James Hubert Blake, Silver Spring, MD

Colin Washington 6-1, 185 WR Central, Philadelphia, PA

Jaden Blue Peddie Prep 5-11, 175 WR Peddie Prep (NJ)

Emil Moody 6-5, 210 TE Neumann-Goretti (PA)

Malik Burns 6-3, 220 DE Lackey H.S., Indian Head, Md

Casey Williams 6-3 220 RB Southern (PA) H.S.*

*2016 graduate