TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers on October 24, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The recruitment of the No. 2 linebacker in the 2020 class is starting to heat up, as the five-star prospect has trimmed his list of potential schools.Antoine Sampah, a five-star linebacker out of Woodbridge, Virginia, announced on Twitter this afternoon his list of final schools. The elite linebacker is still considering eight schools.The 6-foot-2, 220-pound prospect announced on Twitter that he’s still considering:AlabamaClemsonFloridaFlorida StateNorth CarolinaOregonPenn StateWest Virginia🎱 Trust The Process ✔️ @BallCoach34 @GJrWorth @WBVikings pic.twitter.com/btq3roilze— Antoine Sampah (@_antoinesampah) February 24, 2019 Sampah is ranked the No. 2 inside linebacker and No. 19 overall recruit in the 2020 class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Clemson is currently projected to land the five-star recruit, as the Tigers have 100 percent of the predictions on 247Sports’ “Crystal Ball.” Stay tuned.
AIB HAS ANNOUNCED pre-tax profits of €437 million for the first half of 2014.That figure represents a €1.3 billion improvement on the first half of 2013, with the bank saying that their funding and capital positions are “stable and improving”.The profit comes on the back of a 36% rise in income to €1.25 billion and a drop in expenses of 9%.In their half yearly statement, released this morning, AIB says that it approved a total of around €5.6 billion in lending in the first half of the year, a 33% increase on the same period in 2013.Impaired loans have also decreased, by 10% on the end of 2013 and the total number of accounts in arrears in the Irish residential mortgage portfolio declined by 6%.AIB CEO David Duffy says the bank had achieved its goal of returning to profitability this year.“AIB has achieved its stated aim of returning to sustainable profitability on a post provision basis in 2014 with our half year results reflecting strong improvements in margins, funding position and capital ratios. The group has demonstrated its capacity to support economic recovery with loan approvals, including the UK, of around €5.6 billion, up 33% year on year.“Our mortgage arrears and overall levels of impaired loans are reducing and our performance in the first half of the year saw a material reduction in provision charges. As the Irish economy and the bank recovers, we remain focused on growth and maximising value for the Irish State, as 99.8% shareholder, and all other stakeholders over time.”Read: Ulster Bank is shutting down another ten branchesRead: Angela Merkel’s ‘Dr No’ makes Ireland’s search for a bank debt deal much harder