September 1st Is Coming: What Can We Expect Under The New Rules?

With another summer coming to a close, so much talk has surrounded the upcoming effect of the recruiting legislation shockingly put into place, with the much anticipated date of September 1st staring right at us on the calendar.

More than anything, it’s extremely hard to say how everything will go. The speculation is enjoyable, but we should probably just wait and see.

What occurs with this class of rising juniors won’t tell us very much about the impact of the new rules, at least in a long term sense. Over 400 members of the Class of 2019 have already committed — many for well over 12 months.

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Recruiting Rundown’s High School Top 25, Week 9 – May 24th

With a two-week break since the most recent rankings, there are changes towards the top after some notable postseason rankings. Of course, Landon (Md.) recently clinched the mythical national championship with a 16-7 drubbing of IAC rival Bullis in the conference final. Elsewhere, Brunswick (Conn.) supplants Cold Spring Harbor (N.Y.) in the No. 4 spot after running the table in the NE West. Teams like Calvert Hall (Md.), Deerfield (Mass.), Manhasset (N.Y.) and Cherry Creek (Colo.) receive strong promotions, while Ward Melville (N.Y.), Smithtown East (N.Y.) and Conestoga (Pa.) re-enter the rankings. For the rest, jump below.  Continue reading

Long Island 8th Grader Becomes The First Class of 2020 Commitment… And It’s Not To One Of The Usual Suspects

brennan o'neill site-1Early recruiting’s timeline gets more and more crazy as each new class comes through the ranks. Back in the summer of 2014, Landon (Md.) attackman Joey Epstein decided on Hopkins in the days before he began high school. Last year, Ontario native Payton Cormier committed to UVA in early July, becoming the first verbal in the Class of 2019.

This time around, a new benchmark has been set, as Bay Shore (N.Y.) attackman Brennan O’Neill committed to Penn State on the evening of Thursday, March 17th.

The lefty plays club with Joe Spallina’s Team 91 Crush team, who won the inaugural World Series of Lacrosse on national television. He’ll be matriculating to Long Island Catholic powerhouse St. Anthony’s in the fall.
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The Rundown: Syracuse, Hopkins, Michigan, Cornell, Penn, Holy Cross, Providence, Albany, Fairfield & more

combine_imagesAs we get closer to the season, commitments will be few and far between, so I’m packing a ton of verbals from the past month into tonight’s edition after plenty were included on Thursday. A number of prominent schools are represented in this Rundown from the ACC, Big 10, Patriot League, Ivy League and several other conferences. If you haven’t had your recent commitment posted, submit info here.

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The Rundown: 2019’s to UVA, Maryland, Denver, Ohio St., Michigan, Patriot League, G’town, Villanova, more

Regardless of the recruiting timeline (which I’ll be discussing more this week), December has always been a busy time on the commitment front. Freshmen are narrowing down their lists and making visits after a big November, while sophomores, juniors and seniors aim to make decisions before the holidays hit. Now

If your commitment is missing from the links below, the easiest way to have a verbal posted is by filling out the submit form.

Updated commitment lists –
Class of 2019 
Class of 2018 
Class of 2017 
Class of 2016

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The Rundown: UNC, Princeton, Ohio State, Georgetown, Albany, Hofstra, Boston U., Fairfield, Rutgers & More

combine_images2The holiday has wound down and recruits continue to finalize decisions now that the November circuit is in the books. In today’s Rundown, there are new commits to 24 different Division I programs in three graduating classes.

Recruiting Rundown made stops at a ton of events this past month, covering the NLF Fall Frosh Showcase, Quaker Fest, 2017/2018 Champions League, 2019 Champions LeagueTerrapin Classic, Adrenaline InvitationalBig 12 Invitational, Philly Freshman Showcase, Adrenaline High Rollers and Philly Showcase.

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The Rundown: Denver, Michigan, Ohio State, Albany, Rutgers, Navy, Army, Air Force, Others

combine_imagesCommitments are starting to come in at a rapid pace as the November recruiting circuit came to a close on Sunday.

Recruiting Rundown hit a ton of events this past month, covering the NLF Fall Frosh Showcase, Quaker Fest, 2017/2018 Champions League, 2019 Champions LeagueTerrapin Classic, Adrenaline Invitational and Big 12 Invitational. Check back on Monday and Tuesday night for wrap-ups on the players that impressed at NXT’s Philly Showcase events for 2017’s, 2018’s and 2019’s.

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The Rundown: Denver, Hopkins, Maryland, Syracuse, Cornell, Brown, Dartmouth, Holy Cross, Air Force, High Point & More

High Point commit Erik Peters

High Point commit Erik Peters

25 recent verbal commitments to report this week, including four 2019’s and pledges to NCAA tournament teams Denver, Hopkins, Maryland, Cornell, Syracuse, Brown and High Point. ICYMI, take a look at the early analysis of the top five recruiting classes for 2017s and 2018s published in the last few days.

The submit commit forms were revamped this week and are the easiest way to have verbals posted here on Recruiting Rundown. Here they are for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

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The Rundown: UNC, Maryland, Princeton, OSU, Towson, Bucknell, High Point, Holy Cross & Others

CQ1v0_QW8AALmgDAs the November recruiting period approaches (view our schedule for coverage here), several touted prospects have finalized their respective college decisions. Among them, NCAA tournament participants North Carolina, Ohio State, Maryland, Towson and High Point have recruits announced, as well as Princeton, Bucknell, Holy Cross, Fairfield, UMBC, Vermont, St. John’s and Cleveland State.

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The Rundown: Penn State, Villanova, Army, Colgate, High Point, Boston U., Hofstra & More

Quinnipiac-bound Hunter Fasanaro

Quinnipiac-bound Hunter Fasanaro

October has always been a busy time for commitments, as recruit attend prospect days and narrow down their respective decisions heading into the fall recruiting circuit. With that said, 13 Division I programs received verbals in today’s Rundown piece, highlighting players from a plethora of different clubs all over the country. In case you missed it earlier this week, check out a schedule of events we’ll be covering this fall.

To have your recent D1 commitment posted here on Recruiting Rundown, fill out the attached Submit Commit form. You can also email with commitment and player info, summer events attended (plus any All-Star Games), other sports, highlight reel, stats & honors and other schools visited. Verbals may only be confirmed by the player, club/HS coach or parent.

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