Championship Extra Time: Grealish reveals when to congratulate Adomah after scoring Evans Gyamera-Antwi Last updated 1 year ago 00:26 2/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Championship Fulham v Aston Villa Fulham Aston Villa African All Stars The youngster has revealed that he doesn’t join the free-scoring Ghanaian in celebrating his goals because he can’t dance Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has ‘jokingly’ revealed that one must wait for Albert Adomah to complete his dance moves whenever he is on target before rushing to congratulate him.Adomah, 28, has been in blistering form for the Villans this season, with his 13 goals from 27 matches helping the team to second position in the Championship.The Ghanaian owes Grealish some thanks for assisting two of his recent goals, as Steve Bruce’s side maintain a seven-game winning streak. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player When you have to wait for Albert to stop dancing so you can congratulate him 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/rFFNTG1fpj— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish1) February 15, 2018Asked by teammates Conor Hourihane why he never joins Adomah on the ‘dance floor’, Grealish insisted that he is not a good dancer.I haven’t got any good moves bro I’ll leave that to you 😫😂🕺🏻— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish1) February 15, 2018Adomah is expected to start against fifth-placed Fulham on Saturday as Villa seek to cement their second spot, which guarantees an automatic promotion to the Premier League.
MEDIA ALERT: The Honorary Luke Hartsuyker (Member for Cowper), Mr Keith Rhodes (Coffs Harbour Mayor) and NRL stars Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers) and Joe Williams (South Sydney Rabbitohs), will be on hand to help the Australian Sports Commission and Australian Touch Association launch the AusTouch program. The launch will take place during the 18 Years Championships Opening Ceremony at 11:00am on Wednesday September 15. A $275,000 three year commitment from the Australian Government will facilitate the implementation of the AusTouch program. AusTouch is a nationwide after school hours program, aimed at promoting fun and fitness as well as providing children with a variety of touch skills. The program is aimed at children aged 8-18 years old and organisers are expecting that 10,000 children will undertake the AusTouch program in the first year of operation. “The AusTouch program not only provides for children of all abilities and age levels, but it is also simple for schools/children to become involved. AusTouch will provide a structured program for continual growth of the sport as well as providing a fun and easy after school activity,” says Mrs Maguire, National AusTouch Coordinator. Every child that participates in the AusTouch program not only receives up to eight weekly sessions with a qualified instructor but also receives a Touch ball, water bottle and certificate. Participants in the AusTouch program will also have the opportunity to participate in Junior Competitions following the participation program. Use the link below for the ASC’s media alert. ASC AUSTOUCH LAUNCH MEDIA ALERT By Rachel Moyle, email@example.com
A record 129 teams will converge on the Sunshine Coast for the 2006 Queensland Junior State Cup.The biggest tournament on the Touch Football Queensland calendar will be held at the Glasshouse Mountains Sports Club, Tourist Drive, Glasshouse Mountains from 7 – 9 July.The three-day tournament will showcase the State’s best junior teams and will feature over 1500 players, 200 officials, and 80 referees.The Junior State Cup contested in school holiday time at the idyllic Coastal location creates a great carnival atmosphere and is a regular pilgrimage for the Queensland Touch community.In its eleventh year of existence, the tournament continues to increase in participant numbers and popularity, with over 5000 spectators expected tohead to the top of the mountain to view the non-stop action from the 313 tournament games. Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association, winner of six out of eight divisions in 2005, are again expected to dominate the tournament.Gold Coast, Redlands, and Toowoomba Touch Associations have tuned up for the TFA Queensland Junior State Cup by contesting the Delfin Junior Tri-Series and will provide stiff opposition to the reigning champions.Nominations have been received from all over Queensland with Caboolture, Chinchilla, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Noosa, Hervey Bay, and Dalby providing the most teams across divisions in the Boys and Girls competition in age groups from Under 11 through to Under 17.An amazing 34 teams have nominated for the respective Boys (18) and Girls (16) 11Years divisions, highlighting the popularity of the sport with our youngest age group of representative players across the State.A deserving junior champion in the respective Boys and Girls17 years divisions will receive the prestigious Scott Notley (Boys) or Kerry Norman (Girls) medal for outstanding performance, service, sportsmanship, and dedication to their affiliate and the sport.Touch Football Queensland has organized some great promotions and activities for participants during the 3 days including an All Star Mixed game featuring Australian Youth Development squad members against a selection of players from the State Cup Under 17 Girls and Boys divisions. A trade display, skill challenges, sporting pulse workshops, and other development resources will be available for affiliate education during the tournament. The Touch Football Queensland Coaching Management Team (CMT) and Referee Management Team (RMT) will provide coaching and assessments for interested technical personnel and some great new merchandise will be available for the event.The Junior Elite Talent Squad (JETS) under the watchful eye of RMT Youth Portfolio Manager Rob Ward and JETS Portfolio Director Glen Richardson will also be in action, showing Queensland’s junior talent also extends to the refereeing ranks.Among the ten elite junior referees participating are three North Queenslanders making the flight down to gain valuable advice and experience from some of Queensland’s best referees.TFA and TFQ staff will be on hand to deliver all aspects of tournament Administration and to assist in the delivery of a very successful and enjoyable 2006 Junior State Cup for all.All information about the tournament, including relevant FORMS, DRAWS and the MANAGER’S KIT can be obtained in the next 24 hours by going to www.sportingpulse.com.au selecting “Touch” and “Queensland.”Keep an eye on the Junior State Cup tournament web site for further news, stories, and information in the lead-up and throughout the event, including up to date results and all the latest news fresh from the fields.Tournament control AKA the “Glass Elevator” will keep you posted on all you need to know about the 2006 Touch Football Australia Queensland Junior State Cup.
Documents in relation to the 2009 X-Blades National Youth Championships have been released and are available from the ‘Documents’ and ‘Tour Leaders Information’ section of the NYC website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=742&pID=14
Applications for the 2012 Sportscover Sponsorship Fund (SSF) are now open, with 20 grants to be awarded to clubs and associations across a broad cross-section of sports. The 20 grants, worth US$750 each, will be awarded to a variety of amateur sports clubs, associations and people who are striving to achieve sporting greatness in their community.Sportscover’s desire to assist community sports led to the creation of the SSF, and over the last few years, the SSF has donated over $70,000 in grants to grass-roots sporting clubs and associations.The first round is now closed, however the second round of grants, in which seven grants will be awarded, will run from the 1st August – 15th September, and the third round of grants seeing six awarded will be open from the 1st October – 15th November.To view eligibility criteria please visit the following link:§ http://www.sportscover.com/sp_criteria.asp The application form can be found at:§ http://www.sportscover.com/ssf/ For more information on the SSF, please visit the Sportscover website by following the link below:http://www.sportscover.com/supporting-sport.asp?id=1610Related Links2012 SSF Grants
Highlights from the 2012 X-Blades National Youth Championships and State of Origin Series can be found on the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel. There are plenty of match highlights as well as Plays of the Day and stay tuned to see highlights from the event’s Player of the Series award winners. RJ Media were on hand to film game two of the Men’s and Women’s State of Origin series and put together this fantastic clip as a preview, which can be seen below. To visit the TFA YouTube channel, please click on the link below:www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Related LinksNYC/SOO Highlights
He is used to leading the sport of Touch Football, but it’s a nice change for Touch Football Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire to be competing at the 2013 New South Wales State Cup. Maguire is representing the Jerrabomberra Storm Men’s 40’s team at the State Cup and is enjoying being able to compete in the sport that he loves. “It’s really good, it’s nice to just take a day, get back to the grassroots and enjoy playing and participating in sport, and I can’t lie, it’s not too bad not having any responsibility,” Maguire said. When Maguire and his young family started playing in the Jerrabomberra Touch Association’s competitions earlier in the year, little did he think he would be traveling to Port Macquarie as part of the Men’s 40’s team for the State Cup. But he was more than happy to help out the affiliate and put on the boots for the weekend. “I started playing at Jerrabomberra in the winter with quite a few friends and my little girl and just really started to enjoy the competition. When they said they were trying to put a 40’s Men’s team together, I hadn’t played for a while and loved the competition and loved the people playing there and all of the hard work they do so I thought if it helps them get a side together then I am in.”“I really enjoy it, it’s a small competition in the winter I think there was only eight teams but in summer they are running quite a few different competitions but the one I’m playing in, my little girl plays first and then we play in a mum and dads and kids comp, there’s only four teams but the kids enjoy it and it’s just a really good atmosphere.”When asked if his stint at the State Cup could turn into further representative honours, namely the 2015 World Cup, Maguire said he’s definitely happy to be off the field. “I can tell you in the last 10 minutes of (my first) game I was feeling every bit my age so I’ll stick to running a successful World Cup and not running in a World Cup,” Maguire said. Related LinksCEO Switches Fields
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: VAR killing match atmosby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits he’s no fan of VAR.The Blues lost the first-leg of their Carabao Cup semifinal at Tottenham due to the intervention of technology.Sarri said: “The problem is not the referee or one or the other. The problem is they are not ready to use VAR.”They use the system for the first time in the League Cup so they need only to get used to using the system. I don’t like the VAR but it is only my opinion.”We risk changing the atmosphere in the stadium. You score but have to wait for 30 seconds to celebrate. It is negative for the atmosphere in the stadium.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Marcos Rojo remains on Fenerbahçe radarby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Marcos Rojo remains on Fenerbahçe’s radar.The Turkish club wants to secure the 29-year-old Argentinean to a loan deal in January.Rojo’s current contract with United expires in 2020 and there is no question of extending the agreement.Everton are expecting to try again midseason after an August deal fell through.The defender last season played eight matches for United in all competitions.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan coach Conte: We must stay groundedby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Antonio Conte says they’re not getting carried away with their start to the season.Inter meet Lazio tonight.He said, “Tomorrow will be a very difficult match against a very strong team with a clear identity.“They’ve been protagonists in recent years and their Coppa Italia victory is a testament to the work done by the club and the Coach. For us, that’s more proof.“I see proclamations and easy situations. After only four games, we’re already talking about this and that.“I have the right experience to say that this was done deliberately to give us some stab wounds.“We’ll have to be good at keeping our feet on the ground because it won’t be easy. There are two teams: Napoli weren’t backed but are very strong.“Juventus are very, very strong. After that, we begin to consider the others, including Inter.”
Norwich City boss Farke: I’m at the right placeby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDaniel Farke says he feels like he is the “right place” at Norwich City. The German will rack up 100 league matches in charge of the Canaries this weekend when his side face Aston Villa at Carrow Road.”I feel that I’m totally in the right place. I enjoy my life here and I like the challenge to create something special, and we are creating something special at the moment,” he said.”I feel really honoured and blessed and look forward to be allowed to work in this responsible role for such a long time. You can’t take it for granted but it would be a great honour to be here even longer.”Then hopefully one day we can look back in this spirit and I would be happy if the people can say, ‘Okay, he’s done alright and we’ll take this’.”To be honest, I don’t look back too much. It was mentioned to me in the beginning of the week so you have to be unbelievably thankful to the key people in our club – to our owners Delia and Michael, to Stuart (Webber) and to our board but also to our supporters to trust me and allow me to help the yellow shirts to succeed.”I am humble and just thankful that I’m allowed to plan this extraordinary role for this amazing club and it’s a great privilege.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic rules out Man Utd moveby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has ruled out a move to Manchester United.The Daily Mail says United’s pursuit of the Croatian has hit a wall, with his family not keen on moving to Manchester.The 31-year-old star is hopeful of staying at the Nou Camp but if his situation doesn’t change and he is forced out, Rakitic and his family would prefer a move to Paris, Milan or a location with warmer climes than Manchester.United enquired about Rakitic in December and January and the clubs maintained dialogue but that tailed off in March.Barcelona are desperate to sell a few players to free up some money so sounded out United again but Rakitic’s family have made it clear they don’t want to move to Manchester. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
YouTube/Phillip MarshallOffensive line coaches are known to be tough, but Auburn’s J.B. Grimes is taking things to the next level. Grimes had surgery to remove a cancerous spot on his tongue last week, and was present today as the Tigers held their first practice of the season. AL.com‘s Brandon Marcello has more:The veteran assistant coach underwent surgery to remove a cancerous spot on his tongue last week, according to the school’s official website. His lymph nodes were also removed as a precaution.…Grimes didn’t slow down much during the first 20 minutes of practice open to reporters. He could be seen giving individual instruction and leading offensive line drills at the indoor facility. “I will not miss practice,” Grimes told AuburnTigers.com Tuesday. “I’m strong. I’ll recover.” Here’s video of Grimes at practice today: We’re very happy to hear that everything went well, and wish Grimes a quick recovery.[AL.com]
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Things are getting wild and woolly in Columbus.Trailing 17-7, Ohio State linebacker Jerome Baker picked off a Wilton Speight pass and took it down to the Michigan 13. After an offsides penalty by UM defensive tackle Maurice Hurst, Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct.How? Harbaugh tossed his play sheet up into the air and slammed his headset down.Jim Harbaugh loses his cool https://t.co/ukfSraY58h— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) November 26, 2016It looks like Harbaugh may have been more mad at his own player for jumping offsides rather than the call itself.The two penalties pushed the ball down to the Michigan 3-yard-line. Two plays later, Mike Weber dove over the top for six points.Michigan leads Ohio State 17-14 at the end of the three quarters.
Julian Draxler has suggested that there are big egos within the front three at Paris Saint-Germain, claiming that they all want to be the club’s top goalscorer.The Germany international has found himself in and out of the starting XI in the 2018-19 campaign, and has explained how he has often been used in a more defensive role to compensate for the attacking desires of some of his team-mates.The midfielder scored three goals in 31 appearances in Ligue 1 this season, and he has suggested that the likes of Edinson Cavani, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria have big egos and all want to finish with the most goals. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “They [Cavani, Neymar, Mbappe, Di Maria] have big egos, everyone wants to be the top scorer,” he told Kicker . “In this case you need someone who plays behind them in the build-up and thinks more defensively.”Draxler has suggested that his role was impacted by such a scenario, saying head coach Thomas Tuchel had struggled to find the German’s best position in the team.”At the beginning, he maybe did not know where to put me. I had the most games, but not the most minutes.”Draxler was also the centre of attention earlier this year after a supposed falling out with Neymar, with reports suggesting that the pair had to be separated following a dressing-room argument.Both Tuchel and sporting director Antero Henrique reportedly had to come between the two, but Draxler has since played down the incident.”We had a disagreement, that happens, but when it’s with Neymar, it’s in the media.”Despite a somewhat disappointing season for PSG, in which they won yet another Ligue 1 title but fell short in the Champions League round of 16 at the hands of Manchester United, Draxler has insisted that his future remains very much at the club.”I am far from saying I cannot stand it anymore or I have to go away, on the contrary, I feel very well, I have a super coach and I’m in a super club. I start training on July 8 and prepare for the new season and if I’m offered a contract extension, I’ll listen to that.”The midfielder also spoke about the national team on both a personal and collective level, claiming that he has much more to give on the pitch for Germany in the near future.”I have to admit, that I did not reach my highest level during the World Cup. The most important thing is to never give up and start a new approach.”We won’t be the favourite at Euro 2020, but we have the potential to play for one of the first places.”
The U.S. women’s national team has received some powerful backing in the fight for equal pay. Senator Joe Manchin on Tuesday introduced a bill to the U.S. Senate that, if passed, would see the federal government withhold funding for the 2026 World Cup until U.S. Soccer “agrees to provide equitable pay” to both the U.S. men’s and women’s teams. The bill calls for the cutting of any funding that would be used to support the World Cup, including “host cities, participating local and state organizations, the U.S. Soccer Federation, Concacaf and FIFA.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Manchin credits West Virginia University coach Nikki Izzo-Brown with bringing the issue to his attention and is hoping to create a “level playing field for all.”“I received a letter from Coach Izzo-Brown highlighting her worries that women on the WVU Women’s Soccer Team could one day make the U.S. women’s team and not get paid the same as the men’s team,” Senator Manchin said in a statement. “That’s just plain wrong. That’s why I’m introducing legislation that will require the U.S. Soccer Federation to pay the men’s and women’s national soccer teams equitably before any federal funds may be used for the 2026 World Cup.”The clear unequitable pay between the U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams is unacceptable and I’m glad the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team latest victory is causing public outcry. They are the best in the world and deserve to be paid accordingly. I’m encouraging everyone to call their Senator and Representatives to help us get this bill passed and finally create a level playing field for all.”The USWNT, which won its fourth World Cup crown on Sunday, has been fighting for equal pay for some time. The famous team of 1999, the USA’s second World Cup winning side, reportedly went on strike following the competition due to the pay gap. In more recent times the USWNT has been fighting in the courts. A lawsuit was filed by five players in 2016, with another filed by all 28 members of the team in the months leading up to the 2019 World Cup. Star Megan Rapinoe, the Golden Boot and Golden Ball winner at the 2019 World Cup, used her platform immediately following the competition to call for changes as well. “Everyone’s asking what’s next and what we want to come all of this – it’s to stop having the conversation about equal pay and are we worth it,” Rapinoe said immediately following the match, before calling on both FIFA president Gianni Infantino and U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro to step up and address the issue. “What are we going to do about it? Gianni, what are we going to do about it? Carlos, what are we going to do about it? Everyone. It’s time to sit down with everyone and really get to work.”
CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Kelly Bryant #2, wide receiver Deon Cain #8, and tight end D.J. Greenlee #87 of the Clemson Tigers celebrate following Bryant’s touchdown to start the second half of play during the Tigers’ game football game against the Auburn Tigers at Memorial Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)It may not be as hot as some of the other big quarterback battles in college football this year, like those at Alabama and, until recently, Ohio State. However, there is still some serious intrigue at Clemson. Incumbent starter Kelly Bryant returns, but he has No. 1 recruit Trevor Lawrence on his heels.Bryant is coming off of a very strong season, taking over for Deshaun Watson. Inheriting a job from perhaps the greatest player in program history is no easy feat. And yet, with Bryant at the helm, Clemson made a run back to the College Football Playoff.He completed over 67-percent of his passes, throwing for 13 touchdowns and just six interceptions, and 2,678 yards. Bryant’s especially dangerous on the ground, rushing for 646 yards and another 11 scores.As the incumbent, it is Bryant’s job to lose. Dabo Swinney has said as much through the spring.This week, Clemson released a preseason depth chart, and Kelly Bryant is officially the starter after the spring season.Bryant is followed by Lawrence, and then redshirt freshman Chase Brice in this new depth chart. From Clemson:This backs up Dabo Swinney’s comments after the spring game. At the time, he said that Bryant would be the starter if Week 1 was right around the corner, but went out of his way to praise the guys down the depth chart.“He’s still, at this point, No. 1 if we played today,” Swinney said. “But when you came into spring, that was an easy thing to say. You had to start somewhere. … Guys are better than they were day one. Kelly has had a good spring, but those guys behind him have had great springs as well.”[…]“He’s made a lot of big plays and proven that he can win at the highest level,” Swinney said. “But last year isn’t this year. It’s a very competitive situation.”Lawrence arguably outplayed Bryant in the spring game, and enters his college career with hype we’ve rarely seen in true freshman quarterbacks. Swinney said that his blue-chip signal caller had an “excellent” spring.“He wasn’t overwhelmed as far as learning, was able to practice pretty quickly what we were asking him to do,” Swinney said. “That’s a hard thing. That’s a lot to know. He really was excellent, very well prepared and ready. And as we continued, he had a day or two where he bogged down a little bit, but all in all, it was an excellent spring.”So Kelly Bryant is the odds-on favorite to be the starter when Furman comes to Death Valley on September 1. However, as the season goes along, if Swinney thinks Lawrence gives the team the best shot to win a national title, it would not be very shocking to see a switch. Considering the talent Clemson has, especially on the defensive side, there should be plenty of opportunities to get the young gunslinger some work either way.[Clemson]
AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 11: Cade Brewer #80 of the Texas Longhorns catches a pass for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Kansas Jayhawks at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Texas tight end Cade Brewer is expected to make a big jump into the starting lineup in his upcoming junior year. Unfortunately, he just suffered a serious setback with an injury.On Tuesday, Brewer suffered a concussion in practice and has now entered the concussion protocol. In a release from the school, the Longhorns said that Brewer will return to action when cleared.“He will continue to be treated and evaluated and will return to action when he is cleared,” the school said in the release.There’s no timetable on a return from a concussion. But with Texas’ opener against Louisiana Tech just eight days away, it’s safe to say his status for Week 1 could be in jeopardy.UT FB Injury update: Jr. TE Cade Brewer “sustained a concussion in Tuesday’s practice and has entered concussion protocol”. Tough timing for the @LTHSCavFootball alum / likely starter. #HookEm pic.twitter.com/yHy8DdUXl2— Dennis de la Pena (@dennisonfox7) August 22, 2019 In his two years at Texas, Cade Brewer has 11 receptions for 99 yards and two touchdowns.Last year he appeared in only two games, catching two passes for 19 yards.But with last year’s starter Andrew Beck now gone, Brewer should see substantially more reps.To make matters worse, Texas is having a serious problem with injuries heading into the season. Starters Keaontay Ingram, Zach Shackelford, and Brennan Eagles are all sidelined for the time being.How will head coach Tom Herman adjust for the missing starters with so little time left to prepare?
Done Deal✅ @grayson_fb @therealkwat @CarterRamsFB @Coach_FredM pic.twitter.com/f65YF3qSEv— Phil Mafah🇨🇮 (@PhilMafah1) August 29, 2019Mafah spoke with 247Sports detailing his thoughts regarding the commitment to Clemson.“About a week after coach Elliott offered me, my family and people that I’m close with sat down and talked about the schools recruiting me. We felt like Clemson was the best fit for my football and academic career,” Mafah said. “Every time I’ve been to Clemson it feels like home with the players and coaches.”The four-star back burst onto the recruiting scene after an impressive sophomore season. Mafah carried the ball 89 times for 720 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2018.He also added a receiving touchdown last season. RALEIGH, NC – OCTOBER 31: A general view of the helmet of Shaq Lawson #90 of the Clemson Tigers during their game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Carter-Finley Stadium on October 31, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The rich keep getting richer. Ahead of Clemson’s season opener against Georgia Tech on Thursday evening, the Tigers have landed a commitment from a star player in the 2021 recruiting class.Loganville (Ga.) Grayson running back Phil Mafah announced his commitment to the Tigers on Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-1, 215 pound back is a four-star prospect according to the 247Sports composite.Mafah’s commitment is the first for Clemson in the 2021 class. Head coach Dabo Swinney’s Tigers currently have the No. 1 class in the 2020 cycle. They’re certainly looking to duplicate similar results in 2021.The Georgia back ranks as the 13th-best available running back in his class. Overall, he’s the 226th best prospect.