Texas lands 5-star running back Bijan Robinson commitment

first_imgBijan Robinson, a five-star running back from Tucson, Arizona, committed on Friday to Texas.Robinson, rated the No. 3 running back in the nation in the 2020 recruiting class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, chose coach Tom Herman’s Longhorns over, among others, Ohio State, USC and UCLA. The 6-foot, 200-pound runner made his announcement via Twitter, writing in part: “The last few months was more than just choosing a school. To me, it was a crossroad that could change the direction of my life, and my future.”pic.twitter.com/Nnc7iazM1c— Bijan Robinson (@Bijan5Robinson) August 2, 2019According to 247Sports’ evaluation of the rising senior at Salpointe Catholic High School, Robinson has “(t)errific vision and patience behind the line of scrimmage. Has burst to hit the second level and reach another gear. Short strides, but effectively changes pace and turns the corner. Elusive in the open field. Threat to score from anywhere on the field.” Related News Texas enters the 2019 season ranked 10th in the preseason USA Today Coaches poll.An unofficial projected Longhorns depth chart shows sophomore Keaontay Ingram as the top running back with true freshman and early enrollee Jordan Whittington the potential No. 2 coming out of fall.If Robinson is to contribute as a freshman next season in Herman’s rush-pass attack, he likely will have to be a better receiver out of the backfield than he has shown at the high school level. The evaluation assesses that Robinson could potentially contribute immediately in college and has the upside to grow into a first-round NFL Draft pick. Kendall Milton, 5-star running back, picks Georgia over Alabama, LSU, Ohio Statelast_img read more

Walda ‘Granda’ Eaton, 70, Wellington: January 22, 1943 – May 7, 2013

first_imgWanda EatonWanda “Granda” Eaton, of Wellington, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at in Wellington at the age of 70.Wanda was born the daughter of Thelma Maye (White) and Robert Eaton on  January 22, 1943 in Wichita.Survivors include daughter, Tonya Acosta of Wellington, sister, Linda Smith and her husband Carl of Wellington, grandson, Tomas Ruben Acosta and his companion Elaine Rausch of Haysville, great- grandchildren, Isahia Acosta and Sophia Marie Acosta both of Haysville, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and numerous loved ones.She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Lydia Bollock, children Jimmy Dale Rodgers and Lottie Mae Abernathy.Wanda was a loving mother, friend and giver. She was a professional dog groomer and was notable women in Texas for dog grooming. She made one of a kind handcrafted wind chimes.Memorial services for Wanda will take place at 2:00 pm. Tuesday May, 14, 2013 in the Day Funeral Home chapel, 1030 Mission Rd. Wellington.Memorials have been established in her loving memory with Wellington Humane Society, Box 494, Wellington 67152. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

Top international coach wants to help rebuild T&T netball

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):A leading international coach has expressed an interest in assisting the Trinidad and Tobago team in their attempt to dominate world netball, the country’s netball chief has disclosed.Dr Patricia Butcher, the president of the Trinidad and Tobago Netball Association says former Australian netball and New Zealand assistant coach, Vickie Wilson is interested in becoming technical director for netball in T&T.Dr Butcher and Wilson discussed the idea on the margins of the 14th Netball World Cup which concluded in Sydney Australia on Sunday.”So while in Australia my discussions were with people like Vickie Wilson, a former top Australian netball captain and player, who served as the assistant coach of the New Zealand team at the just concluded World Cup,” Dr Butcher disclosed.”She is willing to come down here and assist us.”Trinidad and Tobago, led by Joelisa Cooper, placed ninth in the 16-team tournament while the highest placed finishers from the Caribbean were Jamaica who secured fourth spot.Australia emerged the champions, beating New Zealand in the final.”Our team possesses the necessary netball talent to get back at the top, but the association does not even have the technical person that can take us there,” said the netball association president.”I’m not saying this to pull down anyone in T&T, but if we as a sport have to advance in terms of modern and scientific techniques, we need assistance at the highest level”.last_img read more