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Top Texas Commit Responds To Rumors About Flip To SEC School

first_imgAn exterior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 6: A general view of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium before the BYU Cougars play the Texas Longhorns on September 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)In the wake of recent rumors that Texas commit Marcus Washington had decommitted from the Longhorns and planned to join Missouri’s recruiting class, Washington has addressed the issue publicly.On Tuesday, Washington took on Twitter and categorized the rumors as not true.According to Burnt Orange Nation, a local news station had tweeted about Washington’s decommitment. The Tweet was later deleted.“None of these rumors about my recruitment are true !” he wrote, while retweeting the offending report.None of these rumors about my recruitment are true ! https://t.co/ApX32oSLQ1— Marcus Washington (@_MarcusW11) December 11, 2018247Sports has Washington rated as a four-star prospect out of Trinity Catholic HS in Missouri.He committed to Texas back in October, but only 76-percent of 247Sports’ Crystal Ball predictions have Washington sticking with the Longhorns.Missouri and Ohio State are tied with a 12-percent of the voters choosing them for the No. 27 WR in the country and No. 3 prospect from the state of Missouri.Washington is the third-highest rated WR in Texas’ Class of 2019, behind Jordan Whittington and Jake Smith.last_img read more

Report suggests Germany may miss defence spending target

BERLIN — Germany’s tightening public finances are raising questions over whether the country will miss its military spending target at a time when the U.S. is increasing pressure on its European allies to increase defence budgets.The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that a Finance Ministry document circulated to other ministries for discussion suggests defence spending won’t increase sufficiently to meet targets amid a projected budget shortfall of 24.7 billion euros ($28.3 billion) through 2023.The Finance Ministry wouldn’t comment, saying only the numbers won’t be finalized until the end of March.Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on a Latvia trip that Germany would still meet its goal to increase military spending to 1.5 per cent of GDP by 2025, already less than the 2 per cent NATO members agreed in 2014.The Associated Press read more