STATE COLLEGE, PA – SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the Alabama Crimson Tide and Penn State Nittany Lions game during the first half at Beaver Stadium on September 10, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)2020 wide receiver Julian Fleming is the top wide receiver in the country, and is being heavily recruited by Big Ten titans Ohio State and Penn State. But the latter is facing a major challenge in bringing Fleming to Happy Valley.Blue-White Illustrated recruiting analyst Ryan Snyder stated this week that Penn State is in a bit of a recruiting “rut” due to its on-field struggles against top programs. He stated via the York Daily Record that the appeal of the Rose Bowl and Big Ten Championship in 2016 has already faded from Penn State’s inability to follow up the following years.“Penn State is in a rut … That charm of the Rose Bowl and the Big Ten Championship, it’s already in the rear view mirror. Does that mean (Franklin) won’t reach the level he wants? I don’t think (it means that) at all.“A lot of it just goes back to last season. You got to get those wins. That’s why the Ohio State loss was so devastating. Penn State has proven everything else off the field … but they’re still sub-500 in special moments.“Really, wins are the most important thing.”Fleming is the No. 6 overall prospect in the country, per 247Sports. He is the No. 1 wide receiver in the country, and the No. 1 player from the state of Pennsylvania.But 247Sports’ Crystal Ball Predictions currently have Fleming heavily tipped to join the Ohio State Buckeyes – snubbing Penn State.The Nittany Lions have struggled recently to bring regional five-stars into the fold.To date, Penn State has been unable to bring in the top recruits from the states of Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.Fortunately, Penn State’s national appeal has enabled the school to secure a conference-leading 10 recruits so far.247Sports currently ranked the Nittany Lions as the No. 10 recruiting class of 2020, and the top class in the Big Ten.[York Daily Record]
Some international rights groups have expressed concern over the impeachment. The United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, has urged Sri Lanka to “reconsider” the motion and ensure that proper due process is carried out. (Xinhua) The chief justice had denied all the allegations including not declaring over bank accounts and misuse of power against her.The chief justice came under criticism by the government after her ruling against a bill that sought wider power for Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa. The BASL which represents all the lawyers in the country and part of the judges said that the PSC on Thursday refused to accede to request of the Supreme Court to postpone the probe until a constitutional interpretation is given on the impeachment procedure. The policy making body of 11,000 lawyers of Sri Lanka said Wednesday that they went to the Supreme Court challenging the impeachment of country’s first female chief justice.The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) had filed an action against the Speaker of the Parliament and 11-member Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake on 14 charges, the Bar President Wijedasa Rajapaksa said. In its fundamental rights action, the Bar Association has asked the Supreme Court to issue an immediate order to stay further proceedings of the impeachment as it violates the fundamental rights of the legal fraternity and of the citizens of Sri Lanka.