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3-star CB Kareem Ali flips from Maryland to Temple

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One of Maryland's best defensive commits in the class of 2015 will now be playing for the Temple Owls.

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Three-star cornerback Kareem Ali, one of Maryland's top recruits in the 2015 football class, announced he has decommitted from Maryland and has now committed to the Temple Owls:

Ali was one of the top three commitments for the Terps in the 2015 class. His decommitment is especially hurtful for Maryland, as they have a need for corners in the 2015 class. Ty Johnson and Darnell Savage are still in the class, but Randy Edsall and his staff will now likely target another corner to replace Ali.

If Maryland is able to land four-star Florida commit Marcus Lewis, who has said he will take an official visit to College Park, they would end up in a better position at corner than they were with Ali.

With Maryland's recent run of commitments, a decommitment or two isn't unusual, but losing Ali is obviously a blow for Maryland's class. It's interesting that he's going to Temple, especially considering he was offered by so many schools, including most of the Big Ten. Florida and Louisville were considered Maryland's top competition for Ali when he committed to the Terps.

Pete will have more on the options at cornerback when he runs down the defensive targets later this week.