Baltimore defender chooses Temple

Temple has received a commitment from defensive lineman Nikolaus D'Avanzo (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley), according to Rivals.com.

The 6-foot-3, 244-pound D'Avanzo also collected scholarship offers from Hampton, James Madison, Massachusetts, Monmouth and Old Dominion. Maryland and Rutgers recruited the rising senior.

D'Avanzo posted an electronically-timed 5.00 40-yard dash, 4.68 20-yard shuttle, 25.3-inch vertical and 68.43 SPARQ on the Nike Combine circuit this spring.

Temple has five verbals.