Texas Hosted A Very Important 4-Star Monday

first_img Over the past six days, the Longhorns have added eight predictions for the 6-foot-0.5, 183-pound Thompson, including four on Monday evening alone. The Crystal Ball reads 100 percent for Texas.Thompson’s recruitment appears to be moving quickly now that he has an offer in hand as he made the trip to Austin on Monday for an unofficial visit. He previously took official visits to Arkansas, TCU and Oklahoma State in April, May and June, respectively.Texas’ urgency here makes sense, as the Longhorns are yet to land a safety in the 2020 class.That could change with Chris Thompson Jr.’s decision this week. Auburn, Ohio State, and USC are the other finalists in that recruitment.Still, it is a position that Texas clearly wants to bolster, and there is certainly no harm in adding a pair of four-star players at the back-end of the defense. Jerrin Thompson is the No. 194 player, No. 16 safety, and No. 32 Texas recruit in the class, per 247. Chris Thompson Jr. is ranked No. 210, No. 18 among safeties, and No. 33 in Texas. A closeup of a Texas Longhorns football helmet.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: A detailed view of a Texas Longhorns helmet with a sitcker remembering those affected by Hurricane Harvey before the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Four-star safety Jerrin Thompson didn’t receive a Texas scholarship offer until last week. The Longhorns have quickly become a focus in his recruitment.It didn’t take long for many analysts to jump on board with Thompson winding up in Austin. Shortly after the offer, some crystal ball predictions at 247Sports starting rolling in, tabbing him as a future Longhorn.As of this writing, nine recruiting analysts have logged predictions. All have him going to Texas.Just a week after offering him, Texas football hosted Jerrin Thompson on a recruiting visit.247Sports was among the outlets reporting Thompson’s quick decision to visit Texas. He was on campus Monday.last_img read more

In Washington Annan voices hope that US and UK will discipline soldiers

“In all these situations, when it comes to the treatment of prisoners of war, we have to respect international humanitarian law,” Mr. Annan said in response to press questions in Washington, D.C. “I am encouraged that the US Government is taking it seriously and intends to discipline those involved, and I think that is extremely important, because the images going around the world have been damaging,” he said. The United States and United Kingdom must “take a strong and firm stand to ensure that those kinds of activities are not repeated, because it does do damage, as you can see from reactions in the region,” he added. The Secretary-General also pointed out that “the US is in Iraq, as it has indicated, to also try and establish democracy and law and order” making it all the more important that Washington “be seen as dealing very firmly with this.” To questions about the transition to Iraqi sovereignty, Mr. Annan said the country’s people are “keen to see the end of the occupation” and are counting on this taking place on 30 June. “Any attempt to pull it back can be difficult and can raise tensions,” he cautioned. “So I believe we should do everything to make sure that the June deadline is met.” For its part, the UN is “trying to facilitate and work with the Iraqis and the CPA [Coalition Provisional Authority] to come up with a new government” based on broad consultations with the Iraqi people. He also predicted that the Security Council would pass a resolution before 30 June on a multinational force in Iraq. read more