ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 07: An ‘SEC’ logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Georgia scored a major in-state recruiting victory this evening. The Bulldogs landed a five-star prospect over a number of SEC rivals.Thomaston (Ga.) Upson-Lee five-star defensive tackle Travon Walker announced his commitment to Georgia in a ceremony a short time ago. Walker is the No. 2 defensive tackle in the 2019 class and the fifth-ranked player in the state of Georgia, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Walker chose Georgia over Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and South Carolina.#Rivals100 DL prospect Travon Walker is a HUGE pickup for Tray Scott. #UGA moves up to 5th in the Rivals Team Rankings. pic.twitter.com/6L5pCS7okq— Trent Smallwood (@SmallwoodTrent) July 24, 2018Kirby Smart celebrated the commitment on Twitter.Go Dawgs!!— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) July 24, 2018Walker is the third-highest rated commit in Georgia’s 2019 class. Amazingly, the Bulldogs have the fourth-best class nationally as of now, and only the third-best in the SEC behind Alabama and Texas A&M.You can see the full 2019 recruiting class rankings here.Walker is the 26th-overall prospect in the country as well.
Premier Rodney MacDonald has declared July 19 to 27 Drowning Prevention Week in Nova Scotia. “During the height of summer, many Nova Scotians seek refuge from the heat at the beach or lake,” said Premier MacDonald. “By raising awareness about water safety this week, I hope we can prevent tragic drowning accidents in our province.” Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death for Canadians under the age of 60. It is estimated to claim about 400 victims each year. More than 75 percent of drownings occur in natural bodies of water such as rivers, lakes and oceans. “Drowning Prevention Week is the perfect time to remind Nova Scotians of a few simple water safety rules,” said Krista Elvidge, president of the Lifesaving Society, Nova Scotia Branch. “By wearing a life jacket when in or near water and by keeping children near, Nova Scotians can avoid tragedy this summer.” For more information about water safety, visit the website at www.lifesavingsociety.ns.ca .