About The Founder
Having started Recruiting Rundown in October 2014, Ty has been working in lacrosse journalism since 2009 as he finished up high school at St. Paul’s. Hailing from the Baltimore suburb of Towson, he played lacrosse up to his sophomore year when he gave up the sport and soon began to cover college football recruiting and both prep hockey and lacrosse. As a senior, he began contributing to Inside Lacrosse, writing over a dozen game recaps in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. From there, Xanders attended Lynchburg College (Va.) and Essex Community College (Md.) for a year before focusing more on writing, doing a summer internship back at IL and spending the next several years as a freelancer covering commitments, tournaments and the high school lacrosse scene. Ty was hired on a full-time basis in March 2014 and finished his career at the magazine/website in August with over 500 published articles.
In addition to writing, Ty is a correspondent with LaxSportsNetwork, making several appearances per month from color commentary, in-studio appearances and Skype interviews. He’s also made several other appearances doing podcasts, radio and TV.
Ty currently lives in the Fells Point neighborhood of downtown Baltimore with two roommates. In his free time, he enjoys travel, music, spending time with friends and family and following the Ravens, Orioles and Alabama football.
More On The Rundown
In an effort to offer unbiased evaluations and report on a larger number of recruits at the nation’s most elite events, I made the difficult decision late in the summer of 2014 to leave Inside Lacrosse and launch this site, RecruitingRundown.com. The mission is to partner with the very best showcases and tournaments across the country to report on the burgeoning recruiting landscape, covering more events than any other source out there. There will be plenty of video, commitment stories, interviews and most importantly, the most extensive rankings to date. During the high school season, we’ll be offering weekly national rankings, regional polls, game coverage and other features, bringing the most credible and in-depth analysis in prep lacrosse.