SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The recruiting decision of a high school punter isn’t going to make a lot of headlines, but when it’s the No. 1 punter in the country, it’s actually a pretty huge commitment.Punting can be especially important at the college level, where field position can make all the difference, especially when facing an offense that can be prone to turning the ball over.So, Notre Dame fans, we’ve got some great news for you. The Fighting Irish have landed a commitment from the No. 1 punter in the country.Jay Bramblett, the No. 1 P in the 2019 class, has committed to Notre Dame.The elite punter is a Tuscaloosa, Ala. native. He chose Notre Dame over Alabama, LSU and Penn State, among other programs.Bramblett announced his decision on Twitter.Committed… Excited about this great opportunity! #fightclub19 #4for40 #oneononetrained @_Mike_McCabe pic.twitter.com/4neIjuXTQn— Jay Bramblett (@jbram_15) May 30, 2018Notre Dame’s 2019 class has 11 commitments. It’s ranked the No. 6 overall class in the country by 247Sports.You can view ND’s full class here.
A UNAMA spokesman reported yesterday that women comprise 22 per cent of the 320,770 Afghans who have registered to vote since the process began at the start of December. Up to 10 million people are estimated to be eligible to register to vote.This is up from mid-December, when only 70,000 people had registered, just 13 per cent of them women. Bamiyan continues to have the greatest proportion of female voters, with women making up 43 per cent of all who have registered in that city.Voter registration so far remains restricted to 52 centres in Afghanistan’s eight major cities – the capital, Kabul, Bamiyan, Gardez, Herat, Jalalabad, Kandahar, Kunduz and Mazar-i-Sharif. Spokesman Manoel de Almeida e Silva told a press briefing in Kabul that registration would be progressively extended to provincial and rural areas once security conditions there have improved.A civic education process is underway to try to show Afghans the importance of registering to vote. Almost 20,000 face-to-face meetings about voter registration have been held, and there have been thousands of other community mobilization events and local briefings, according to UNAMA. The spokesman stressed the importance of local community and political leaders backing the process as a means of encouraging others to register.