Temple's football team, coming off its first four-win season since 2002 in its first year in the Mid-American Conference, has received another oral commitment.

The Owls landed Steve Caputo, a highly rated, 6-4, 295-pound offensive lineman from Unionville (Pa.) High School who also was offered a scholarship by Syracuse.

Sources indicated this was a prospect Temple wasn't sure it could get when the recruiting process started.

Second-year coach Al Golden expects to have 25 players in this class and is getting close to that number.

He can't comment on any of them until they sign a national letter of intent in early February. *

-Mike Kern