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Rivals.com – Ranking the Contenders: Rivals250 CB Sharif Denson top-five

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Lost in the era of big corners, there is still a premium on players that can lockdown a side of the field. At Jacksonville’s (Fla.) Bartram Trail, Sharif Denson has created the kind of island college defensive coordinators love to see. Those skills are now lining up with one of five schools.

Nearing the 40-offer mark, Denson produced his top-five schools on Monday… we rank the contenders.

Florida: The momentum being built behind the scenes with new head coach Billy Napier and his staff is turning heads. Recruiting wise, the state of Florida has been up for grabs, but the Gators are constructing the fence keeping kids at home. In favor of the Gators, proximity to home and cornerbacks’ coach Corey Raymond. We can’t overlook a quote from Denson on Twitter when sharing a picture of himself in the Gators’ uniform, “Look like I belong in this.”

Ohio State: The Buckeyes are the biggest outside challenger to all state of Florida schools in the 2023 cycle. Ohio State is either the leader on the private board or a really tight second. Denson visited the Buckeyes in early January and returned on April 1. Coach Ryan Day and his staff have done a great job putting the Buckeyes in contention for another one of the nation’s best. The extra potential nod for Ohio State, many of Denson’s South Florida Express 7-on-7 teammates are high on the Buckeyes.

Texas A&M: The excitement the Aggies built after landing the top-rated 2022 class is still making waves. Denson picked up his offer from A&M in mid-February making a late-March trek to College Station. After the visit, Denson shared, “Had a great time this weekend at Texas A&M definitely will be back in College Station soon.” Unlike the other two SEC teams on the list, A&M offers a chance to play in the West against Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, LSU and the likes each season for three to four years.

Florida State: Another opportunity to stay close to home, the Seminoles have Denson’s attention and have for a long time. Denson camped with the Seminoles last summer returning a month later for a visit. Coach Mike Norvell and his staff brought Denson back in March for a Junior Day event. Co-defensive coordinator Adam Fuller and defensive backs coach Marcus Woodson have built a reputation for being great at recruiting in-state kids. On the list, how it goes from here is up to the Seminoles’ coaching staff.

South Carolina: Head coach Shane Beamer and his coaching staff are doing something right, because they keep popping up on elite prospect’s top schools list. The tough transition will be moving from loved to beloved. The Gamecocks hosted Denson in mid-January and have kept contact building a rapport to get on the list.

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“I did well but this is a team sport” – Manchester United superstar makes honest admission on his team’s underwhelming 2021-22 campaign

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has expressed his thoughts on the Red Devils’ underwhelming 2021-22 season.

The Old Trafford outfit brought an end to their 2021-22 campaign with a 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday. Ralf Rangnick’s side failed to find a breakthrough, while Wilfried Zaha scored the winner for the hosts.

The loss, however, did not prove to be costly for Manchester United as Brighton & Hove Albion beat West Ham United 3-1 at home. The Hammers’ defeat at the Amex Stadium saw the Red Devils remain sixth in the points table.

Manchester United have thus secured UEFA Europa League football for next season. Nevertheless, it has been an underwhelming season for the English giants, who failed to impress in any of the competitions they took part in.

Reflecting on the campaign, De Gea explained that he worked hard to help the Red Devils. However, the Spain international is aware that football is a team sport and his individual performances do not matter. He told MUTV:

“I’ve been working hard, to be honest, in the summer, to get here and show my level and help the team. I think I did well but this is a team sport, so it doesn’t matter what I did.”

De Gea: “The best thing that happened today is the season has finished.” [@ShamoonHafez]

De Gea will be hopeful that Erik ten Hag’s arrival will mark the beginning of a new era for the Old Trafford outfit. The Dutch tactician will replace Rangnick ahead of the 2022-23 season.


David de Gea was a bright spot for Manchester United in 2021-22

The Red Devils will be hopeful of returning to their best under Erik ten Hag next season. Meanwhile, David de Gea’s performances are one of the few positives they can take from the 2021-22 campaign.

De Gea made 46 appearances across all competitions for Manchester United. The goalkeeper kept 10 clean sheets during the process and played a key role in the club finishing sixth in the table.

De Gea: “The best thing that happened today is the season has finished.” [@ShamoonHafez]

Having impressed in goal for the Red Devils this term, De Gea is expected to remain their first-choice goalkeeper next season. Ten Hag is likely to make major changes to the squad, but the Spaniard’s place in the team will probably remain in tact.

Backup goalkeeper Dean Henderson, though, could be on his way out of Old Trafford this season as he seeks regular action. Newcastle United are said to be on the verge of completing the 25-year-old’s signing.


Edited by Dakir Mohammed Thanveer

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Rangers cut series deficit in half with Game 3 win over Hurricanes

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The New York Rangers are back in their Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Carolina Hurricanes by virtue of a 3-1 home victory on Sunday. The Rangers now trail in the best-of-seven set 2-1, with Game 4 scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Center Mika Zibanejad paced the offense in the win with two points on one goal and one assist. He opened the game’s scoring by lighting the lamp in the first period on a power play goal and helped stretch the lead to 2-0 in the second frame with an assist to Chris Kreider.

After Nico Niederreiter scored midway through the second period to make it 2-1, it remained a one-score contest until Tyler Motte put in an empty-netter with less than two minutes remaining in the third.

Igor Shesterkin was a brick wall in net for New York, tallying 43 saves.

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Fernandez happy to overcome ‘football match’ crowd in win over Mladenovic

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Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez in action during her first round match against France’s Kristina Mladenovic (REUTERS)

Filipino-Canadian Leylah Fernandez learned first-hand how loud the crowd at Roland Garros can be when she triumphed over local hope Kristina Mladenovic in the French Open first round on Sunday.

Last year’s U.S. Open finalist dominated Mladenovic in a 6-0 7-5 clash, despite the noisy support of the Parisian public for their favourite.

“Honestly it was very difficult but I’m very happy that I was able to play against such a crowd, because I always had the dream of having a crowd against myself,” Fernandez told a news conference.

“Having that experience of the French crowd that was chanting, shouting, it was a great experience, like a football match.

“I just tried to think about my game and to have fun on the court because it’s not every day you have such an atmosphere. I’m very happy to have lived such a match.”

The 19-year-old will face four-time Grand Slam doubles champion Katerina Siniakova in the second round on Wednesday.

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