Temple gets commitments from cousins

Posted: June 23, 2012

Cousins P.J. Walker and Jihaad Pretlow simultaneously gave oral commitments Friday to play football at Temple.

Walker, a quarterback at Elizabeth High School (N.J.), and Pretlow, a running back at Blair Academy (N.J.), became the Owls' sixth and seventh commitments for the Class of 2013.

"We talked about it, and we thought about it, and we pretty much planned it together," Pretlow told Scout.com about the rising seniors' joint announcement. "We want to help Temple take off and take the Big East by storm."

Walker, a 6-foot-1, 195-pounder, chose the Owls over scholarship offers from Rutgers, Connecticut, East Carolina, and Massachusetts.

The 5-10, 179-pound Pretlow, who was recruited as an athlete, had an offer from Buffalo, too. He also was being recruited by Penn State, Wisconsin, Connecticut, and Rutgers.

Pretlow had 105 carries for 800 yards and 13 touchdowns in eight games last season.

Walker completed 62 of 130 passes for 750 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also rushed for 600 yards and 10 scores.


Contact Keith Pompey at 215-854-2939 or kpompey@phillynews.com. Follow him on Twitter @pompeysgridlock. Read his blog at www.philly.com/OwlsInq

 

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