COLUMBIA, SC – NOVEMBER 14: A general view of the Florida Gators versus South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A top running back recruit announced he’s decided to back off of his commitment to South Carolina. It’s a tough break for the Gamecocks, but the team still has a solid start on the 2020 recruiting class.Four-star running back Mecose Todd took to Twitter to announce his decision to re-open his recruitment heading into the fall deadline.“…I would like to re-evaluate my recruiting process and decommit from the University of South Carolina. This has been a hard decision, but I fell that this is the best decision for me to make at this time so please respect my decision and now my recruitment is fully re-open,” Todd said on Twitter.Here’s the full announcement from the four-star tailback.#respectmydecision pic.twitter.com/nSXnlbBVu9— 〽️ecose T⭕️dd (@MecoseTodd) November 16, 2018Todd is the No. 26 running back recruit in the 2020 class and the No. 31 player from the state of Georgia. The four-star running back also holds offers from Alabama, Florida, and USC among others.
OTTAWA — The Canadian Press has learned the Liberal government is prepared to recall Parliament this summer to ratify the new North American trade agreement.The government wants to move “in tandem” with the United States toward final legal approval of the new agreement, says a senior government official who wasn’t authorized to speak for attribution because of the sensitivity of the process.The source says Canada does not want to get too far ahead of the Trump administration in ratifying the new deal, and that it is not clear obstacles in the U.S. Congress can be overcome before the House of Commons’ session expires next week.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is in Washington today for meetings with U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and she will be on Capitol Hill on Thursday for talks with Republican and Democratic lawmakers.The government expects to have a better sense of the way forward for Canada after those meetings.U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence promised to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement by “the summer” during his recent visit to Ottawa, while the Mexican ambassador to Canada has said his country’s Senate will give final approval at its own extended legislative session this coming Monday or Tuesday.The Canadian Press