Less than a week after missing out on point guard Tony Carr, Temple landed its first verbal commitment in the Class of 2016.
Quinton Rose, a 6-foot-5 combo guard from Rochester, New York, verbally committed to Temple Thursday night as first reported by Scout.com. As noted above Rose, who also played for the Albany City Rocks on the Nike EYBL circuit, is Temple’s first commitment and he’s an important one given eventual personnel losses in that area.
Both Quenton DeCosey and Devin Coleman will be seniors in 2015-16, meaning that head coach Fran Dunphy and his staff needed to address this area in recruiting. Rose will help in this regard, joining current freshman Levan Alston as a perimeter option capable of playing either on or off the basketball.
In addition to DeCosey and Coleman the Owls also have to account for senior forwards Jaylen Bond and Devontae Watson, meaning that they’re far from done when it comes to recruiting the 2016 class.