Commitments have been coming in hot over the last month or so yet I’ve been slacking when it comes to Rundowns like this one updating everybody. If you’ve already submitted your commitment and it isn’t included below, don’t fret… and please resist your urge to send it in again, I’m just spreading things out a little bit and will have another big commit blast in the coming days. If you haven’t sent in your verbal, do so here. While you’re here, check out my Freshman Fifteen feature, which highlighted the most impressive 2019’s from the fall in no particular order.
An intriguing trend, of course, has been the rise in poaching and commitment switches. People tend to forget that those two situations are often different – just because a kid switches his verbal doesn’t mean that he was necessarily poached. Here are a few 2017’s changing it up in the past weeks:
Daniel Reaume ’17, M, Brother Rice (Mich.) switched from Hofstra to Penn State back in December. Named an All-Star at Maverik Showtime, the 5’10, 170-pound junior plays club for Titanium and has highlights available here. His club and high school teammate Carson Cochran ’17, a LSM and defenseman, switched from Fairfield to Rutgers just before Christmas. The 6’3, 210-pound junior has highlights here.
Jared Fernandez ’17, LSM, IMG Academy (Fla.) switched from Furman to Syracuse earlier this month. Fernandez plays club for SweetLax and has highlights at this link. He had been committed to the Paladins since last March.
Wheaton Jackoboice ’17, A, Culver (Ind.) switched from Richmond to Brown in the past two weeks. The lefty from Kansas City starts for Jon Posner’s Eagles and had been committed to the Spiders since April. His highlights are at this link.
Andrew Calabrese, G, Wilton (Conn.) / Prime Time has committed to Air Force. Calabrese attended Legacy, Adrenaline Fall Invitational and the Philly Freshman Showcase. Set to join older brother Brian (a sophomore at Wilton) at Air Force, he also visited Ohio State before choosing the Falcons.
James Hogan, F/O, Ridgewood (N.J.) / NJ Riot has committed to Ohio State. A linebacker and fullback in football, he also attended the Philly Showcase Camp, FLG Legit 120, Jake Reed’s Fall Blue Chip, FLG in 3d, MVP Rider and UNC Prospect Camp. He also visited Syracuse, Penn State and Delaware.
Bryson Rhee, M, Academy of the New Church (Pa.) / Duke’s LC has committed to Syracuse. Named an All-Star at the Big 12 Invitational, he also attended the Platinum Cup, SweetLax Invitational, Liberty Bell Challenge, Best of the Best, Terps Young Guns, Quaker Fest and the LaxEvo Invitational. The 5’10, 155-pound freshman also visited Army, Ohio State, Maryland, Penn State and Virginia.
Chris Handy, M/FO, Chaminade College Prep (Mo.) has committed to Denver. Playing club for the West Coast Starz and Project Missouri, the St. Louis native attended Denver Shootout, FLG in 3d, Jake Reed’s Blue Chip, Terrapin Classic and the Face Off Academy National Showcase. The 6’0, 190-pound athlete also plays varsity football and freshman basketball.
Kyle Walker, G, Smithtown West (N.Y.) / LI Outlaws has committed to Army. An All-Star at the Inside Lacrosse Invitational, the 6’0, 185-pound athlete attended a number of events with the Outlaws as well as events with his high school team, also participating in varsity football. He also visited Binghamton and Cornell.
Tommy Joyce, D, Boston College HS (Mass.) / Laxachusetts has committed to Holy Cross. The 6’3, 200-pound sophomore was an All-Star at the Philly Freshman Showcase and Legacy, also attending Adrenaline Black Card, Platinum Cup and Big 4 Champions League. He also visited Loyola. Joyce’s highlights can be seen here.
Adam Ritter, M, Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) / NXT has committed to High Point. Ritter put up 45 goals and 29 assists as a freshman, earning All-Catholic and All-Delco recognition and also playing football in the fall. The 6-foot, 170-pound sophomore was an All-Star at MVP Towson, also attending Terrapin Classic, Philly Freshman Showcase, UPLax and Rider MVP. He also visited UMass, Albany, Richmond and Delaware.
Jackson Harvey, M/FO, Arapahoe (Colo.) / Team 18 has committed to Denver. Harvey was an All-Star at Philly Showcase and C2C Spotlight, finishing second at the Philly Showcase ‘King of the X’ Showcase and making the final four at the Face-Off Academy National Showcase. The 5’9, 175-pound prospect also participates in wrestling and boxing. He also visited Sacred Heart and Boston University.
Paul Miller, A, Brooks (Mass.) / Fighting Clams has committed to Holy Cross. An All-Star at the Philly Showcase, he also attended Nike Blue Chip, SweetLax Invitational, NSCLA and Prep Lacrosse Showcase, holding plans to hit Maverik Showtime this summer. Also visited Vermont, Brown and Lafayette.
Brendan O’Brien, D, St. John’s Prep (Mass.) / 3d New England has committed to Vermont. The 6’2, 175-pound sophomore attended SweetLax Invitational, BU Terrier Experience, Philly Fall Invitational and Crimson Classic, playing in the ASG at Denver Shootout and FLG in 3d. Also participates in winter track & field. O’Brien also visited Rutgers, Richmond, Providence, Boston University, Fairfield and Notre Dame.
Andrew Darby, D, Darien (Conn.) / Eclipse has committed to Lafayette. Over the past few months, he was an All-Star at Baltimore Summer Kickoff, King of the Hill and SweetLax Invitational, also attending numerous other tournaments with Eclipse as well as National 175 on his own. Before deciding on Lafayette, he also visited Richmond, Colgate, Bucknell and Lafayette.
Kevin Eells, LSM/D, Lewis Palmer (Colo.) has committed to Delaware. Playing club for Evolve Elite and 3d, he attended Maverik Showtime, Denver Shootout, U-15 National Championships, FLG in 3d and Autumn Gold. He also visited St. Joseph’s before committing to the Blue Hens.