June 28, 2007

Owls land former Big 33 athlete

For the fifth time in less than two weeks, the Owls have scored a commitment for the 2008 class.

OwlScoop.com has learned that Clem Johnson, a 6-foot, 185-pound athlete from Carlisle (Pa.) High School and Valley Forge Military Academy has verbally accepted a scholarship to play football at Temple.

After a stellar career at Carlisle, Johnson enrolled at the Valley Forge Military Academy. He played there last year and will do the same this fall. Johnson will have two years of football eligibility once he enrolls at Temple.

As a high school junior, Johnson threw for 1,318 yards and led his team to the state AAAA playoffs with an 11-2 record. As a defensive back that year, he notched 60 tackles and two sacks.

In 2006, Johnson represented Carlisle as a defensive back in the Big 33 game. Last year, at Valley Forge, he was named the Seaboard Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

Johnson, who is expected to play defensive back and/or quarterback in college, joins linebacker Geoffrey Prather, offensive guard Wayne Tribue and athletes Kevin Kroboth and Malcolm Williams to become the early members of Temple coach Al Golden's 2008 recruiting class.

OwlScoop.com staff writer Michael Mudrick can be reached at [email protected]

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