Three-Star Athlete Commits to West Virginia; Houston Gets US$1 Million to Boost Facilities

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Three-Star Athlete Commits to West Virginia Houston Gets US$1 Million to Boost Facilities

Three-Star Athlete – Three-star athlete Jordan Jackson has chosen to play for West Virginia to follow in his brother’s footsteps. On Thursday, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound Jackson confirmed his commitment to wearing the blue and old gold. His brother Josiah earlier announced his commitment to play for the Mountaineers,  The running back/defensive back combo player out of Fairfield High School chose the Mountaineers over a host of offers, including Purdue, Duke, Minnesota, Maryland and Toledo. He expressed appreciation for his high school squad, including his coaches and teammates for helping him get to the top. The development placed the Mountaineers’ 2023 recruiting class in the Top 20 nationally (16th) and third in the Big 12. The inclusion of Jackson to West Virginia’s lineup brings the team to the top of the order for the 2023-24 season, NCAA Football betting picks suggest.

Houston Gets US$1 Million to Boost Facilities

University of Houston head coach Dana Holgorsen donated US$1 million to support the football squad’s development center. The donation is a sizeable boost for the US$150-million fundraising campaign. This will enhance the facilities to be at the Power Five level. The contribution is part of the Cougars’ campaign that will go towards the funds supporting the developmental center. Holgorsen said that the gesture will generate further excitement for the “Houston Rise” program. The Cougars finished the 2021 season with a 12-2 win-loss record, including an 8-0 mark in the American Athletic Conference. This was the best finish under Holgorsen’s coaching career and the best record that Houston achieved since 2015.

Taylor, Williams Seen as Best Five-Star Players in Miami History

University of Miami defensive pair Leonard Taylor and James Williams are pegged to become the best five-star players in Hurricanes’ history and NCAA football picks and parlays are betting on them to do great on the gridiron once the new season starts again. The duo were the best pair of five-star signees with Miami. This was ever since cornerback Tracy Howard and running back Duke Johnson in 2012. In 2000, linebacker DJ Williams signed up with the Hurricanes to become the highest-ranked signee in the team’s history. A year later, he played for Miami’s National Championship team and had a stellar 11-year National Football League career.

In 2021, Taylor, who plays defensive tackle for Miami, finished with 21 tackles and was the team leader in tackles for loss (8.5). He recorded two sacks and a pass breakup. Safety Williams, on the other hand, registered 31 tackles, 0.5 TFLs, and two pass breakups with two interceptions last season. Taylor and Williams rank 13th and 14th highest-rated signees in Hurricanes history. In his first season, Taylor led the team in tackles for loss while playing only nine games and was named third-team preseason All-ACC defense while Williams made it to the fourth team.

If the two defensive players show their full potential next season, Miami could contend again for the National Championship over the next two years just like in 2001 as Taylor and Williams still have two years of eligibility left in them.