TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide talks with head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers after the Tigers defeated the Crimson Tide 35-31 in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)This past weekend consisted of several huge days of recruiting for some of the top programs in the country. At its conclusion, dozens of commitments to the 2020 recruiting class were announced, altering the college football recruiting landscape.247Sports has updated its 2020 recruiting class rankings to reflect the changes. While there was no movement in the top two – Clemson and Alabama still dominate the field – there was plenty of movement in the remaining top ten.Here are the current 2020 recruiting rankings, with the star rating of the committed prospects included.From 247Sports: 10. Texas A&M – One 5-star / five 4-stars / seven 3-stars9. Michigan – Seven 4-stars / 10 3-stars8. Miami (FL) – One 5-star / six 4-stars / 12 3-stars7. Ohio State – Two 5-stars / six 4-stars / five 3-stars6. Florida – Nine 4-stars / Nine 3-stars5. Notre Dame – One 5-star / eight 4-stars / five 3-stars4. Georgia – Two 5-stars / 10 4-stars / one 3-star3. LSU – Two 5-stars / 13 4-stars / five 3-stars2. Alabama – Two 5-stars / 14 4-stars / four 3-stars1. Clemson – Five 5-stars / nine 4-stars / four 3-starsUnsurprisingly, the SEC makes up the bulk of the top 10 with six teams on the list, including three of the top four. The Big Ten and ACC each had two representatives, while independent Notre Dame also made the cut.Clemson, the country’s leader, has not made much noise since securing a commitment from five-star defensive tackle Demonte Capehart earlier this month. But they are still trending for several more five-star prospects that could make their 2020 recruiting class a historic one.As always, Alabama is high on the list as Nick Saban is putting together yet another class of NFL-quality players.
A New Glasgow teen who is a top student, athlete, musician and volunteer is this year’s winner of a prestigious provincial government scholarship. Charlotte Harrison will accept the $6,000 Dr. P. Anthony (Tony) Johnstone Memorial Fund Entrance Scholarship at her school’s graduation ceremony today, June 26. “Charlotte is an outstanding young Nova Scotian,” said Education Minister Marilyn More. “She excels at school, on the sports field and on the stage. She has also shown that even a busy student can still find time to help others in the community. It is my pleasure to congratulate her on this award.” Ms. Harrison has maintained an excellent academic record at Northumberland Regional High School while being involved in athletics, school musical productions, music and volunteering. She has been an eager tutor and mentor, and was the organizer of the school’s breakfast program. Ms. Harrison is also a counsellor at a camp for disadvantaged youth and helped launch an anti-malaria fundraiser at her school. “I enjoy the experience and I find it very rewarding,” Ms. Harrison said about her volunteer activities. “I am honoured to be receiving this scholarship and I encourage other students to get involved in their school and community.” Ms. Harrison will attend University of Kings College in Halifax this fall. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must live in Nova Scotia, be graduating from high school and beginning an undergraduate degree program at a Maritime university in the fall. The applicant must also have demonstrated an interest in multiculturalism and human rights. This year, 38 eligible applications were reviewed by the selection committee. Nova Scotia established the scholarship in 1991 to honour the life and work of the late Tony Johnstone, a long-time educator and human rights advocate who devoted his life to promoting multicultural understanding and social equality.