Marlon Tuipulotu, top defensive tackle recruit, flips to USC

first_imgThe top defensive tackle in the nation for the class of 2017, Marlon Tuipulotu, announced Monday night via Twitter that he will be decommitting from Washington and joining the USC football team next fall as a freshman. The announcement comes nine days before National Signing Day.USC hosted Tuipulotu on an official visit this weekend before the five-star defensive lineman announced his decision Monday. “This was a tough decision for me, and I have nothing but love for the players, the school and the coaches at the [University of Washington] … I honestly wish them nothing but the best in everything they do,” Tuipulotu said on Twitter. “I am still planning to graduate early and will be attending the University of Southern California.”Tuipulotu will be graduating from Central High School in Independence, Ore. this week; he will enroll early at USC and arrive on campus this semester. The 6-foot-2, 295-pound defensive lineman was selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in his senior season. Recruiting sites such 247Sports have rated Tuipulotu as a five-star tackle, while Rivals projected him as a four-star prospect. Tuipulotu was rated the top recruit from the state of Oregon this season. He is ranked the No. 60 player overall nationally in the composite rankings. The acquisition of Tuipulotu is crucial for USC. Tuipulotu will aid in filling a large hole at defensive tackle for USC after the team lost players such as Noah Jefferson to transfer and Rose Bowl MVP Stevie Tu’ikolovatu to graduation. Tuipulotu, a long time Washington commit, made his initial verbal commitment to play for the Huskies back in April 2016. In addition to recruiting Tuipulotu, USC also hosted the No. 2 rated defensive tackle in the nation, Jay Tufele,  on an official visit this past weekend.last_img read more

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80 Pre-Owned Cars Purchased for JCF

first_img He urged members of the Diaspora to adopt a police station and form civic groups that can work with the local police. Story Highlights Making a presentation at the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference on July 24 at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston, Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, said 16 pickups have also been acquired. The Government has so far acquired 80 of 200 pre-owned cars in a bid to boost the mobility of members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).Making a presentation at the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference on July 24 at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston, Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, said 16 pickups have also been acquired.He further added that 25 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) will be acquired for divisional and area supervisors of the JCF this week.“Under the programme, Operation Quick Fix, we were able to repair114 police cars that were parked,” he noted.The Minister pointed out that checkpoints have been increased, and this has resulted in more seizures of contraband.In the meantime, he said Jamaica is expected to receive a surveillance aircraft next year as part of new measures to strengthen the country’s border protection system. He noted that the aircraft has already been purchased.Meanwhile, he noted that a programme was launched this month to repair 197 police stations, and that 17 police stations had already been repaired and two dormitories refurbished at the National Police College of Jamaica.He urged members of the Diaspora to adopt a police station and form civic groups that can work with the local police. The Government has so far acquired 80 of 200 pre-owned cars in a bid to boost the mobility of members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).last_img read more

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