first_img COMMITTED!🍢— Thomas Shrader (@ThomasShrader02) July 28, 2019Among some of the other schools Shrader visited were Auburn, Miami (FL), Duke, Louisville, and Florida.The addition of Shrader gives Florida State 19 commitments in the Class of 2020.247Sports currently ranks Florida State’s recruiting class as No. 3 in the ACC, and No. 13 in the nation.Last year saw Florida State’s decades-long streak of bowl game appearances snapped. Returning to prominence in an increasingly tough ACC is going to require a ton of savvy recruiting. A general view of Florida State's football stadium.TALLAHASSEE, FL – OCTOBER 5: General view of the Florida State Seminoles during the second half against the Maryland Terrapins on October 5, 2013 at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. The Seminoles went to beat the Terrapins 63-0. (Photo by Jeff Gammons/Getty Images)Offensive tackle Thomas Shrader has garnered a lot of attention from across the country, particularly from his native Florida. After making a series of unofficial visits across the Southeast, Shrader has decided on his commitment decision.Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Shrader announced that he would be committing to FSU. The announcement comes one month after he checked out the Florida State campus on an unofficial visit.247Sports rates Shrader as a three-star prospect and the No. 598 overall recruit in the country. He is the No. 48 offensive tackle in the nation, and the No. 87 prospect from the state of Florida.As a sophomore in 2017, Shrader helped Venice High School win the Class 7A Florida State championship.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: State Chief Secretary Malay De on Friday chaired a high-level meeting at Nabanna with senior officials of the state government and those associated with the ongoing Metro projects in the city, to fast-track the progress of work.It was decided in the meeting that the proposed Metro project from Kolkata Airport to New Barrackpore in the alignment of Airport-Barasat Metro project, will be underground. The state has assured the Metro authorities of necessary assistance in making land available for the project. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersIt was December last year when the Railway Board had given the nod for the stalled Airport-Barasat Metro project. Sources said Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) officials in the meeting pointed out that they need land beside Jessore Road for the project. However, the state informed them that it was not possible to allocate land there. So, it was decided instead that it will be underground from Airport to BT College and then go up to New Barrackpore via Doltala. A total stretch of 7 km will be underground. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAt present, Metro runs underground from Dum Dum to Mahanayak Uttam Kumar (Tollygunge), while the Phoolbagan to Howrah Maidan flank in the proposed East-West Metro is also slated to be underground. RVNL, which is executing the New Garia-Airport Metro project, pointed out the issue of land problem near Chingrighata on EM Bypass, which is a highly populated area. It was proposed that the route can be realigned a bit to tackle the problem. De has formed a committee led by state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Principal Secretary Subrata Gupta, to look into the matter and come out with a solution. The state informed RVNL that the extension from Majerhat to BBD Bag of the proposed Joka-BBD Bag project has already got the nod of the Centre. The nod for Joka–Majerhat had been received much earlier. However there are some land issues plaguing the project. Kolkata Municipal Commissioner Khalil Ahmed has been asked to take up the matter. Apart from De, state Home secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay was also present in the meeting, where the intervention of the state in clearing roadblocks in the various Metro projects was discussed at length.last_img read more