GAINESVILLE, FL – SEPTEMBER 2: University of Florida Gators fans watch the action during the game against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 2, 2006 in Gainesville, Florida. The Gators defeated the Eagles 34-7. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)One of the top offensive lineman recruits in the country knows where he wants to play his college football. Four-star offensive guard Deyavie Hammond announced he’s signing his Letter of Intent to play for Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators.The Lakeland, Florida product decided to stay home and play for the Gators. Florida State remained in the mix for the top Florida recruit, but Willie Taggart and company lost out on one of the state’s best.It’s a huge get for Mullen, who led the Gators to a solid 2018 campaign in his first season with the program.Welcome to the Florida Family @DeyavieH! #SwampSquadXIX pic.twitter.com/sg06fy5GBA— Dan Mullen (@CoachDanMullen) December 19, 2018Florida currently owns the No. 22 recruiting class in the nation, which is down for the program over the past few years. The addition of Hammond, along with a few of his high school teammates, will do wonders for the team’s standing in the 2019 ranks, however.Mullen and company landed a few four-star recruits over the past few minutes – most of whom played with Hammond.
PARIS — Fiat Chrysler is proposing a merger with French carmaker Renault aimed at saving billions of dollars for both companies.Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said in a statement Monday that the merged company would be 50 per cent owned by FCA shareholders and 50 per cent by Renault shareholders.Renault’s board is meeting outside Paris on Monday morning about the possible merger.The companies have been in discussions for weeks, as major world carmakers seek ways to save money amid the huge costs of pivoting the industry to electric and autonomous cars.Renault is already in an alliance with Japan’s Nissan and Mitsubishi, but the partnership has been troubled since the November arrest of joint chief Carlos Ghosn.The French government, which owns 15 per cent of Renault, is cautious about the new merger idea.The Associated Press