Top 4-Star JUCO LB Announces Commitment

first_imgAn interior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 5: A general view of the game between the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and the Texas Longhorns on September 5, 2009 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. The Longhorns defeated the Warhawks 59-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)One of the top junior college linebackers in the country is off the board. Caleb Johnson is bound for Texas.The four-star Murrieta (Calif.) Fullerton College product announced his commitment to the Longhorns tonight. Johnson chose the UT over Arkansas, Oregon and Colorado.He was originally committed to Iowa State but reopened his recruitment in October.Blessed to say I’m committed to the University of Texas??. I’m thankful for everyone that believed in me and helped me get where I am today?? #FJCPRODUCT @TexasFootball @FullColl_FB— CJ (@CalebJohnsun) December 18, 2018Johnson is the No. 3 outside linebacker and No. 39 overall recruit in the junior college ranks, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Here is an updated look at Texas’ 2019 recruiting haul.Texas checks in at No. 7 in the 2019 composite team recruiting rankings. You can see those full rankings here.last_img read more

Witness Blanket Art Installation Visits Nova Scotia

first_imgAn art installation sculpturally and symbolically woven into a blanket made of cedar wood is on display at Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre near Truro beginning today, Oct. 19. The Witness Blanket, a universal symbol of remembrance and protection, was created by First Nations artist Carey Newman. It supports and connects items that represent the Indian Residential School System. “I created this monument to reflect the strength of my people and, as more people experience and stand witness to this piece of Canadian and First Nations history, it is my hope they will be affected in some way,” said Mr. Newman. “The fact that the blanket is now travelling the country and being shared and experienced by people in every province and territory — people who may or may not know about what really happened to First Nations people, is a humbling experience for me as an artist.” Mr. Newman first envisioned the piece partially in response to his father’s experiences in residential schools — experiences his father was reluctant to share. Not wanting that history to be lost, he saw an opportunity to create a tangible reminder. In 2013, he and a small team travelled across the country visiting communities and events, such as the Truth and Reconciliation hearings, to share his vision for the blanket and to encourage people to provide items for the project. They collected letters and photographs, children’s shoes, pieces of former schools, and even shorn braids. The cedar frames hold more than 800 objects collected from residential schools, churches, government buildings, friendship centres, band offices, and universities from across Canada. The Government of Nova Scotia provided plaster rosettes from the Legislative Chamber at Province House and door handles from Government House. “We’re proud to have partnered with Mi’kmaq communities to bring the Witness Blanket to Nova Scotia,” said Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “We want to ensure all Nova Scotians have more opportunities to learn about our shared history, including Aboriginal culture and heritage.” The project is on a seven-year tour of the country. It arrived in Nova Scotia in mid-September at Cape Breton University, hosted by Unama’ki College and the Cape Breton University Art Gallery before moving to Millbrook Culture Heritage Centre in mid-October. It remains in Millbrook until Nov. 26. “I am proud that the community of Millbrook is able to host this national memorial,” said Millbrook Chief Bob Gloade. “Residential schools had a devastating impact on Mi’kmaq communities. Events such as this, held in the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre is not only part of reconciliation but demonstrates to all that our culture is thriving. I encourage all Nova Scotians to take the time to visit it.” The blanket structure is more than two metres high and 12 metres long. A multi-media presentation helps connect viewers to the blanket in a personal way. The blanket is a national monument testifying to the atrocities of the Indian Residential Schools. However, as a blanket, it also represents and demonstrates that healing has begun and will continue.last_img read more