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New Jersey tailback commits to Temple

Jahad Thomas, a senior running back at Elizabeth High School (NJ), gave an oral commitment Tuesday night to play football at Temple.

The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder will join Elizabeth quarterback and close friend P.J. Walker in the Owls' 2013 recruiting class.  Thomas and Walker both took official visits to North Broad Street this past weekend.

According to, Thomas carried the ball 63 times for 675 yards (10.7 yards per carry) and 13 touchdowns. He also had 14 receptions for 206 yards and four scores.

He chose Temple's scholarship over interest from primarily Football Championship Subdivision schools.