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6-foot-8 four-star receiver Darren Jones commits to Utah

Darren Jones, a 6-foot-8 wide receiver from Cajon (San Bernardino, Calif.) High, committed late Monday to Utah. Jones is the Utes’ fifth and highest-rated commitment in the class of 2019.
Jones is also an elite basketball player, which lends to the belief that he has excellent athleticism to go along with his imposing size. He will focus solely on football for his collegiate career, however

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VIDEO: Texas LLWS pitcher has viral for on-mound reaction to game-tying HR

Sometimes it’s the missteps that make a young player famous, not the moments when they come through. That was the case during Monday’s Little League World Series action, when relief pitcher Ethan Goldstein surrendered a game-tying home run in the last half of an inning that would have been a victory for his Texas-based Southwest squad.
Instead, the 5-3, sixth inning lead gave way to a 7-6 loss in extra innings. And Goldstein knew it was coming as soon as he saw his pitch make contact with the bat of Southeast slugger Janson Kenty:

What do you say when someone hits a game tying 2 run home run bottom of the 6th?! #OhMyGod #LLWS #LLWSxESPN #TexasvsGeorgia pic.twitter

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Recruiting Tip: You need an objective evaluation of your athletic abilities

The USA TODAY High School Sports Recruiting Tips are provided by our recruiting partner, Playced.com.
The most important factor in getting recruited is an athlete’s ability. Whether it’s a powerhouse Division I program or an NAIA school, there’s a threshold that athletes must meet to be considered by college coaches. The hardest part for high school athletes is knowing if they are good enough to play, and if so, at what level