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Alabama raids Florida for commitment from 4-star WR Thaiu Jones-Bell

It was only a matter of time before Nick Saban struck recruiting gold again. He may have got it from the state of Florida on Monday.
The Crimson Tide’s latest member of the Class of 2020 is Thaiu Jones-Bell, a four-star wide receiver from Miami Carol City. Jones-Bell picked the Crimson Tide ahead of scholarship offers from all the Florida powers, including Florida and Florida State, not to mention other national powers like Georgia and LSU.
Despite all the attention close to home, Tennessee and Penn State were reportedly Jones-Bell’s other finalists

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Detroit Catholic high school and youth leagues no longer allowed to play on Sundays

Sunday is a day of rest for Catholics and starting this fall, that means no more youth sports, according to a new policy issued Wednesday by the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Youth sports under the Catholic High School League (CHSL) and Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) will be set aside on Sundays to make more time for worship, officials said.
The policy was developed over the last two years and notifications to athletic directors about the change began in June 2017. But despite the change, officials said, youth sports are still a priority and athletes will continue to have a full sports schedule.
Officials said the sports schedule will be shifted to Monday through Saturday

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Longtime Georgia high school coach could lose job over urine screening sample

A 25-year high school coaching veteran in Georgia is at risk of losing his job because he couldn’t provide a second urine sample on demand for a sample medical screening.
As reported by Atlanta CBS affiliate WSB, North Clayton High School girls basketball coach Fred Hill faces potential termination over his failure to produce an adequate second urine sample for a test that was needed for a worker’s compensation claim.
That, apparently, was enough to justify a violation of his contract, which warranted a dismissal.
Supporters of the coach were quick to rally to his defense, showing up at a potential termination hearing for the coach.

For his part, Hill provided more color behind why he failed to provide an adequate secondary sample in an interview with WSB

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With commitment from 5-star DE Myles Murphy, Clemson's 2020 football class already among best ever

When Myles Murphy committed to Clemson ahead of scholarship offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Florida, no one was surprised. At this point they shouldn’t be, and that may be the most profound statement of all.
First, the latest mega-commit for the Tigers. Murphy is a 6-foot-5, 260-pound force of nature, a dynamic difference maker on defense who ranks as one of the top-10 overall commits in the Class of 2020. He is also the No