NORMAN, OK – OCTOBER 3: The Oklahoma Sooners gather on the field before the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers October 3, 2015 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 44-24.(Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Last week, Brock Vandagriff named his top six schools. It was an important step in the recruitment of one of the elite recruits in the 2021 class.Vandagriff is currently ranked No. 4 among 2021 pro-style quarterbacks. He’s the No. 35 player overall in the class.Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma and Tennessee all made the top six for Vandagriff. One of those may be standing out though.In a recent interview, Brock Vandagriff raved about how Oklahoma and head coach Lincoln Riley, are handling the recruiting process with him.Vandagriff stopped short of calling Oklahoma his favorite, or calling himself a Sooner lean. However, it definitely sounds like he is very interested in what Riley and the Sooners have to offer: AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p From 247Sports:Vandagriff did not provide a commitment date, but he said he won’t hesitate to make his commitment known to the coach and university he chooses when he’s ready.“I think whenever I’m ready I’ll commit then,” he said. “I’m not a big fan of the whole recruiting process because I don’t feel like dragging people along. Coach Riley has just been outstanding. If I’m committing to Oklahoma, I don’t want to make him wait. He’s just been so good with the process.”Two recruiting analysts have logged predictions for where Vandagriff will eventually wind up over at 247’s crystal ball. Both believe he’ll be a Sooner.[247Sportsah]
TOURISM, CULTURE AND HERITAGE–Investing in Southern Region’sCulture The Nova Scotia government is investing more than $40,000 invisual arts, crafts and live theatre in the Southern Region aspart of its ongoing support for the province’s arts and cultureindustry. “This investment helps individuals and groups fund specialprojects that encourage growth in the arts and culture sector inNova Scotia,” said Rodney MacDonald, Minister of Tourism, Cultureand Heritage. “Each year, our department invests more than $5million in cultural programs.” A group of visual artists now has professional representation toexport their work to art galleries outside of Nova Scotia.Christine Ross, an art consultant from Annapolis Royal, will usethe $4,000 in funding to research potential new markets. “Most artists have to support themselves with other jobs, leavingthem very little time to spend finding galleries outside of theprovince willing to show their work,” said Ms. Ross. “This willbe a more direct and professional approach and will includegalleries in the northeastern United States.” The latest round of investments from the department’s IndustriesGrowth Program involves $256,465 for 38 organizations across NovaScotia. Successful applicants for this program require anevaluation of the achievement of their projects. The Industries Growth Program provides $450,000 a year to supportprojects that enhance out-of-province sales of Nova Scotia’scultural products. It also supports the improvement of technicaland export capabilities and expands market opportunities andrevenues.