CLEMSON, SC – NOVEMBER 03: A detailed view of the helmets of the Clemson Tigers before their game against the Louisville Cardinals at Clemson Memorial Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The Clemson Tigers are in the midst of putting together an all-time great recruiting class, and it appears more help could be on the way for the defending champions. EJ Williams, a top Clemson target, is making his college decision very soon.Williams is a four-star recruit from Phenix City, Alabama. He is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 20 wide receiver and No. 91 overall player from the 2020 class.Several programs are pursuing Williams, but the main contenders are Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, and LSU. These potential suitors won’t have to wait much longer to find out his decision.According to Chad Simmons of Rivals.com, Williams is going to announce his commitment on Saturday.It’s great timing for Williams because it’ll allow him to focus on his senior year of high school without worrying about the entire recruitment process.Four-star WR EJ Williams of Central HS in Phenix City, Ala. is ready to make his decision this weekend. He is down to #Bama, #WDE, #ALLIN and #LSU.Williams gives the very latest as he closes in on his announcement: https://t.co/CnnvfUC1Az pic.twitter.com/U1iJtvC20u— Chad Simmons (@ChadSimmons_) August 20, 2019The Tigers are the overwhelming favorite to land Williams’ commitment, per 247Sports’ crystal ball predictions. Every vote from their experts leans in the ACC powerhouse’s favor.In the event that Williams commits to Clemson it would give its loaded recruiting class yet another skilled prospect.Right now, the Tigers have a total of 19 commitments for its 2020 recruiting class. The top player from that group is five-star defensive tackle Bryan Bresee.Adding EJ Williams to Clemson would help its No. 1 recruiting class keep its current status.
A first-year English Literature class will be taught this spring using a hybrid format that incorporates in-class and online learning, as well as a month-long reflective period to write an essay.Imagine getting a required humanities credit knocked off your to-do list this summer.Now imagine one taught by an award-winning professor and with an entire month to finish a major assignment after classes end.Welcome to ENGL 1F91, English Literature: Tradition and Innovation.The full-credit course, taught by Dean of Humanities Douglas Kneale, covers the who’s who of English literature from the Middle Ages to the present. And it does it in an innovative way that’s new to Brock’s spring term course offerings.The course is a hybrid of intensive learning with classes running 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for two weeks followed by a one-month interval that allows students time to reflect on texts they’ve studied and work on an essay free of the demands of daily class.There is no final exam.“Because the course is compressed, it would be too much for students to read sonnets in the morning and complete an essay in the afternoon,” said Kneale, who has used this format to teach at the graduate level at another university. “Just worry about reading book nine of Paradise Lost for today. Don’t worry about finishing a paper on it.”Douglas KnealeDaily classes with Kneale consist of lectures, seminars with teaching assistants, review and an online assessment.A portion of the final mark is also allocated to online writing and grammar exercises tailored to the class by Brock’s Essay Zone, which helps students sharpen their writing skills.The hybrid format ensures the class appeals to all types of learners, Kneale explained.“It’ll allow us to steep ourselves in the study of literary history, genre and interpretation. For two weeks, we’ll just swim around in a sea of literature,” he said.During the month-long reflective period, students will be able to contact teaching assistants for help or questions about course material.Kneale, who won a teaching award when he was at Western, said he’s looking forward to getting back into the classroom.“I love to keep my hand in teaching and this gives me an innovative way to do it,” he said.The course is open to 100 students. In addition to being a humanities context credit, Kneale said it’s the perfect gateway course for students hoping to go on in English, either honours or as a double major.To learn more about this course or other context credits being offered this spring, visit the course listing online.Read Super Spring will be bursting with new course offeringsRead Coaching theory one of several quick credits offered this spring Read Clown doctor in the house this summer at BrockRead Learn anywhere with spring term courses online