A Class By Itself

Temple football coach Matt Rhule is set to announce his second recruiting class on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Rhule has 25 players who are expected to ink letters of intent to play for the Owls by the end of the day.

Temple football coach Matt Rhule is set to announce his second recruiting class on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Rhule has 25 players who are expected to ink letters of intent to play for the Owls by the end of the day.

Four of the players – safeties Shahid Lovett and Alex Wells, cornerback Cequan Jefferson, wide receiver Derek Thomas - are already enrolled.

Temple should also sign two quarterbacks – P.J. Walker and Connor Reilly are the only scholarship signal-callers on the current roster – six wide receivers, four defensive linemen, three offensive lineman, one linebacker and one running back.

There are no specialists on the list even though punter Paul Layton completed his last year of eligibility and Temple kickers converted just three field goals last season.

Of the class, defensive end Brenon Thrift(Gateway, Monroeville, Pa), quarterback Lenny Williams (Sto-Rox, cornerback), defensive end Michael Dogbe (Parsippany Hills, Morris Plains, NJ), offensive lineman Aaron Ruff (Imhotep, Philadelphia), cornerback Anthony Davis (Gateway, Monroeville), wide receiver Delvon Randall (Gateway, Monroeville) and defensive tackle Freddie Booth-Lloyd (Cocoa, Cocoa, Fla.) are listed as three-star recruits by scout.com.

Jefferson, a corner with 4.4 speed out of Fork Union, had originally committed to Virginia Tech and could be an immediate impact player for the Owls. Booth-Lloyd originally committed to Tulane.

Here is the list of expected signees:

Shahid Lovett 6-2, 206 S (Lackawanna JC, Vineland, NJ)

Alex Wells 6-0, 195 S (ASA JC, Brooklyn, NY)

Cequan Jefferson 5-11, 175 CB (Fork Union, Richmond, VA)

Derek Thomas 6-4, 180 WR (Milford, Albany, NY)

Frank Nutile 6-4, 195 QB (Don Bosco, Ramsey, NJ)

Lenny Williams, 6-0, 190 QB (Sto-Rox, McKees Rocks, PA)

Matt Eaton 6-4, 190 WR (Pascogoula, Pascagoula, MS)

Brodrick Yancey 5-11, 185, WR (Manatee, Brandenton, FL)

Delvon Randall 6-0, 174 WR (Gateway, Monroeville, PA)

Derrick Ingram 6-1, 185 WR (Thomas Jefferson, Tampa, FL)

Ventell Bryant 6-3, 160 WR (Thomas Jefferson, Tampa, FL)

David Hood 5-10, 185 RB (Absegami, Absecon, NJ)

Aaron Ruff 6-3, 280 OL (Imhotep, Philadelphia, PA)

James McHale 6-7, 290 OL (Dumore, Dummore, PA)

Jaelin Robinson 6-8, 305 OL (Wilbur Cross, New Haven, CT)

Freddie Booth-Lloyd 6-2, 300 DT (Cocoa, Cocoa, FL)

Jacob Martin 6-3, 220, DE (Cherokee Trail, Aurora, CO)

Michael Dogbe 6-3, 230 DE (Parsippany Hills, Morris Plains, NJ)

Brenon Thrift 6-3, 235 DE (Gateway, Monroeville, PA)

Jared Folks 6-2, 220 DE (Susquehanna Twp., Harrisburg, PA)

Jyquis Thomas 6-1, 182 S (Plant City, Plant City, FL)

Sean Chandler 5-11, 175 CB (Camden, Camden, NJ)

Khiry Lucas 6-2, 190 CB (Hinds, Raymond, MS)

Anthony Davis 6-1, 175 CB (Gateway, Monroeville, PA)

Shamir Bearfield, 6-0, 165 S (St. Peter's, Jersey City, NJ)

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