Nebraska Has A Massive Recruiting Weekend Coming Up

first_img Here is every player expected to make the trip to visit Nebraska football this weekend.This list is subject to change, of course, as other players could make last minute trips. Here’s who we know is expected for the event, as of today.Via the Lincoln Journal Star:QB Peter Costelli – Three-Star – Mission Viejo, CA – Unofficial VisitRB Sevion Morrison – Three-Star – Tulsa, OK – Official VisitWR Ajou Ajou – Three-Star – Brooks, AB (Canada) – Official VisitWR Zavier Betts – Four-Star – Bellevue, NE – Unofficial Visit – NEBRASKA COMMITWR Omar Manning – Three-Star (JuCo) – Lancaster, TX – Official VisitOT Alex Conn – Three-Star – Derby, KS – Unofficial VisitOT Turner Corcoran – Four-Star – Lawrence, KS – Unofficial Visit – NEBRASKA COMMITOLB Choe Bryant-Strother – Three-Star – Norcross, GA – Official VisitOLB Malik Reed – Three-Star – Chandler, AZ – Official VisitDB Tamon Lynum – Three-Star – Orlando, FL – Official VisitNEBRASKA OFFICIAL VISIT JUNE 21st – 23rd #GBR 🌽🔴— Chóe Bryant-Strother ²² (@ChoeBryant) June 11, 2019That isn’t the only recruiting action for the school this week either. Linebacker Devyn Curtis, a three-star player from Brentwood Academy in Tennessee, is on campus today.Don’t be surprised to see some serious movement around the Huskers program over the next few days.[Lincoln Journal Star] Shot of the Nebraska Cornhuskers flag.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: The Nebraska Cornhuskers flag after a touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska is set to host its “Big Red BBQ” this weekend, which will bring a number of commits, as well as Husker recruits, to campus. It is a big opportunity for Scott Frost to add to his recruiting efforts over the next few years.Six players are set for official visits, according to multiple reports. In addition, Nebraska will have some existing commits coming to town, which can’t hurt in its recruiting efforts, as well as some recruits on unofficial.The Huskers currently have three players committed in 2020. The class ranks No. 73 in the country, but it is very early.Nebraska is coming off of a cycle in which it inked the No. 18 class in the country, so I wouldn’t worry much about the rankings yet. This weekend could go a long way towards bolstering the class.last_img read more

UN launches International Year of Freshwater

The United Nations today launched the International Year of Freshwater in a bid to raise awareness and action to manage and protect clean water resources, with UN officials calling attention to its vital role in health, hygiene and development.In her opening remarks to a panel discussion held at UN Headquarters in New York, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Louise Fréchette, said freshwater issues were at the heart of humankind’s hopes for peace and development in the 21st century. “If we continue with business as usual, it will take only a little more than two decades for two-thirds of the world’s population to be living in moderate to severe water stress,” she warned.The Deputy Secretary-General explained that the main goals during the course of the Year would be to raise awareness, create a platform for creativity with regards to new ideas, technologies and arrangements, and increase participation throughout all segments and levels of society.The Year should also promote peaceful dialogue on water-related issues, Ms. Fréchette added, noting that it is often said that water crises and scarcities will at some point lead to armed conflict over this precious resource. “But water problems can also be a catalyst for cooperation,” she stressed, calling for greater interaction between governments, the private sector and “users” to create “equitable and environmentally sound solutions.””The International Year is not an end in itself, but rather a beginning – the start of more intensive efforts to address one of the major challenges of our times,” the Deputy Secretary-General said.The General Assembly proclaimed the International Year in December 2000, following that year’s Millennium Declaration by world leaders, who pledged to reduce by half the proportion of people who are unable to reach, or to afford, safe drinking water by 2015. According to the UN, 1.2 billion people are without access to fresh water and 2.4 billion lack proper sanitation. More than 3 million die each year from diseases caused by unsafe water.In his message marking the occasion, Secretary-General Kofi Annan stated that the Year would strive to “mobilize the world behind these goals by raising awareness, by generating new ideas and strategies, and by promoting participation, partnerships and peaceful dialogue.”The Secretary-General also underscored the importance of improving stewardship of water resources. “Let us use the knowledge and technology at our disposal,” he said, “and do our utmost to protect the world’s precious resources – our lifeline for survival and sustainable development in the 21st century.”Mr. Annan also called for “much more efficient irrigation, far less toxic agriculture and industry, and new investments in water infrastructure and services.”As part of the Year’s observances, next month the UN will issue the first edition of the World Water Development Report, a joint effort involving 23 UN agencies and other entities that provides a comprehensive view of today’s water problems and offers wide-ranging recommendations for meeting future water demand. read more