LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: General view of footballs used by the Iowa Hawkeyes before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The Iowa football team has been working tirelessly to attract the top recruits from the state. Despite stiff competition from in-state rival Iowa State, it appears the Hawkeyes’ efforts are paying off.According to the Quad-City Times, three-star linebacker Ethan Hurkett has verbally committed to Iowa football. Hurkett then addressed the decision in an interview with the publication.“Iowa is where I’ve always wanted to go, and when the offer came, I really didn’t have to think too long about it,” Hurkett said. “I talked about it with my parents, but the conversation was pretty short. They offered. I said ‘yes’ and that was it.”Per the report, Iowa was not the only top program recruiting Hurkett. He had interest from Notre Dame, Iowa State, Northwestern, and Purdue among others as well.Hurkett’s commitment gives Iowa three of the top four in-state recruits from the Class of 2020, adding to a six-man class so far. Combined with four-star quarterback Deuce Hogan, the Hawkeyes currently have the No. 17 ranked recruiting class nationally and the No. 5 class in the Big Ten Conference.Per 247Sports, No. 2 in-state recruit Josh Volk is projected to choose the Hawkeyes as well.Iowa State, on the other hand, was only able to get the fifth- and sixth-ranked recruits, though are the favorites to land the seventh.As for the Hawkeyes’ upcoming recruiting class, The Dispatch-Argus also revealed that wide receiver Alec Kritta will be joining Iowa football as a walk-on.Iowa’s Class of 2019 is ranked No. 40 nationally, and No. 9 in the Big Ten by 247Sports.[Quad-City Times]
This year, Brock University will once again commemorate the its namesake Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock, during the 2015 General Brock’s October Soirée.In 2008, the event was founded by David S. Howes to support student initiatives, scholarships and the students and faculty of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. To date the event has raised more than $400,000.Howes was a well-known community supporter, and guided Brock through an era of major growth. He spent 12 years serving on the Board of Trustees, and his personal support helped create, expand or improve facilities and events that enriched the student experience.John Suk, Chair of Brock’s Board of Trustees, said Howes put his permanent stamp on the University.“Dave was an inspiration whose values every one of us should follow,” said Suk. “In so many ways that most people never saw, he was a relentless advocate and leader for this institution.”With the continued support from the community, students performing at the 2015 General Brock October Soirée have been rehearsing in the recently opened MIWSFPA. The event is a modern celebration interwoven with themes from the War of 1812.WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 24. Cocktails and Au Marche first course at 6 p.m., dinner and entertainment at 7:30 p.m.WHERE: Guernsey Market Hall, Brock UniversityHOW: Tickets are $225 each; tables seat up to eight guestsFor tickets or more information about the 2015 General Brock October Soirée please visit brocku.ca/soiree. We thank all of our community supporters and sponsors of the 2015 General Brock’s October Soirée:20 VicAirbus HelicoptersBBBloomsBest Displays and GraphicsBird’s Moving and Storage Ltd.Canadian Tire Bank GroupConstellation BrandsDan Nel Coach Lines Company LimitedDeloitte KitchenerDurward Jones Barkwell & Company LLPGatsby Valet Inc.Greater Niagara Chamber of CommerceHenry of PelhamLincoln Fabrics LimitedMeridian Credit UnionModern CorporationNiagara AV SystemsRBC Wealth ManagementRankin Construction Inc.ScotiabankSullivan Mahoney LLPThe Wilson FoundationWalker Industries Holdings LimitedWhiting Equipment Canada Inc.
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