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April 2021 NCAA Commit Round Up: 52 boys commit from the Deep South

Updated: Jun 3

Welcome to the NCAA monthly Commitment Roundup powered by Project X Lacrosse where we are pleased to report that in the month of April a total of 52 high school boys from the Deep South have committed to play college lacrosse. This month's report includes 3 new recruits who will be joining NCAA D1 programs and 5 commits who come from the 2022 class. Please note, our area of coverage in the Deep South consists of the 9 states east/northeast of Texas (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN). Florida led all states with an astounding 23 new commits, followed by Georgia with 10, North Carolina with 9, Tennessee with 5, Alabama and Arkansas with 2 each, and South Carolina with 1. Florida placed four '22 commits while North Carolina is home to the other. Florida reports 2 recruits going D1 while the other D1 commit last played in Tennessee. The following is the list of the players from the Deep South who committed to college programs in the month of April:


Aidan Hever - 2021 Midfielder at Bob Jones High School in Madison (Atlanta Kings) committed to play NAIA lacrosse at Savannah College of Art & Design (GA) in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.

Courtney Johnson - 2021 Defenseman at Jackson-Olin High School in Birmingham (Birmingham Magic Lacrosse) committed to play NAIA lacrosse at Tennessee Wesleyan University (TN) in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.


Kooper Harris - 2021 Goaltender at Bentonville High School in Bentonville (Bear State Lacrosse) committed to play NAIA lacrosse at Ottawa University (KS) in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Noah Phillips - 2021 Midfielder at Bentonville High School in Bentonville committed to play DIII lacrosse at Hendrix College (AR) in the Southern Athletic Association (this commitment happened in February).



Jackson Bashaw - 2022 Attackman at Jupiter High School in Jupiter (Sweetlax Florida/WLTW) committed to play DII lacrosse at the University of Tampa (FL) in the Sunshine State Conference.

Sean Caracciolo - 2022 Attackman at Ponte Vedra High School in Ponte Vedra (Krakens Sweetlax/PVAA Jaws LC) committed to play DII lacrosse at Rollins College (FL) in the Sunshine State Conference.

Luc Charbonnier - 2021 Attackman at IMG Academy in Bradenton/formerly at Palos Verdes High School in California committed to play D1 lacrosse at the University of Utah (UT) who are independent.

Will Corbett - 2022 Midfielder at Ponte Vedra High School in Ponte Vedra (Florida Crabs/Sweetlax Krakens) committed to play DII lacrosse at Queens University of Charlotte (NC) in the South Atlantic Conference.

Chris Donnelly - 2021 Attackman at Cardinal Mooney High School in Sarasota (True Florida) committed to play DII lacrosse at Florida Southern College (FL) in the Sunshine State Conference.

Alex Erbstein - 2021 Midfielder at the Taft School in Connecticut (Sweetlax Florida) committed to play college lacrosse in Canada at McGill University (Quebec) in the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association.

Anthony Fayette - 2021 Defenseman at Cardinal Mooney High School in Sarasota (True Florida) committed to play DII lacrosse at Assumption University (MA) in the Northeast-10 Conference.


Jorge Figueroa - 2021 Midfielder/FO Specialist at Tohopekaliga High School in Kissimmee committed to play DIII lacrosse at Mitchell College (CT) in the New England Collegiate Conference.

Matthew Frick - 2021 Attackman at Montverde Academy in Montverde (Florida Dorados Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse at Lynn University (FL) in the Sunshine State Conference.

Holden Gelinas - 2021 Midfielder at Canterbury High School in Fort Myers (Florida Crabs/Old Bay Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse at Florida Southern College (FL) in the Sunshine State Conference.

Donovin Jones - 2021 LSM at Bucholz High School in Gainesville/formerly at Sante Fe High School in Alachua (Lacrosse Club Gainesville/Florida Generals) committed to play DII lacrosse at Coker University (SC) in the South Atlantic Conference.

Shane Jones - 2021 Defenseman at Oviedo High School in Oviedo (Always Sunny Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse at Saint Leo University (FL) in the Sunshine State Conference.

Timmy Martin - 2021 Defenseman at Saint Andrews School in Boca Raton committed to play MCLA lacrosse at Texas Christian University (TX) in the Lone Star Alliance.

Jack Martinez - 2021 Midfielder at Winter Park High School in Winter Park (Always Sunny Lacrosse) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Greensboro College (NC) in the USA South Athletic Conference.

Jake Rider - 2021 Midfielder at Melbourne Central Catholic High School in Melbourne (Mid Coast Renegades) committed to play DII lacrosse at Florida Tech (FL) in the Sunshine State Conference.

Victor Rosado - 2021 Attackman at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami (Miami Stone Crabs) committed to play DIII lacrosse at The Catholic University of America (DC) in the Landmark Conference.


Cade Ryskamp - 2021 Attackman at Saint Stephens Episcopal High School in Bradenton (True Florida) committed to play MCLA lacrosse at Texas Christian University (TX) in the Lone Star Alliance.


Tucker Swinerton - 2021 Goaltender at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale (True Florida) committed to play DIII lacrosse at the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point (NY) in the Skyline Conference.

Zachary Torres - 2021 Midfielder at Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra (Villages LC) committed to play MCLA lacrosse at the University of South Florida (FL) in the SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference.

Coltrane Tyson - 2021 Attackman and Midfielder at The Hill Academy in Ontario/formerly at Admiral Farragut Academy in Saint Petersburg (Edge) committed to play D1 lacrosse at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (MA) in the Colonial Athletic Association (this commitment happened in October 2020).

Aaron Williams - 2022 Midfielder at Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando (Braveheart Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse at the University of Tampa (FL) in the Sunshine State Conference.

Luke Williams - 2021 Attackman and Midfielder at Seminole High School in Sanford (Always Sunny Lacrosse) committed to play DIII lacrosse at the University of Mary Washington (VA) in the Coast-To-Coast Athletic Conference.

Emerson Windom - 2021 Defenseman at Cardinal Mooney High School in Sarasota (True Florida) committed to play NAIA lacrosse at Webber International University (FL) in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.



Nate Burt - 2021 Midfielder at Parkview High School in Lilburn (Atlanta Empire Lacrosse) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Greensboro College (NC) in the USA South Athletic Conference.

Zack Dycus - 2021 Midfielder and Attackman at East Paulding High School in Dallas (Atlanta Kings) committed to play DIII lacrosse at LaGrange College (GA) in the USA South Athletic Conference.

Will Howell - 2021 Face-Off Specialist at Ola High School in McDonough (Atlanta Empire Lacrosse) committed to play DIII lacrosse at LaGrange College (GA) in the USA South Athletic Conference.

Jack Johnstone - 2021 Midfielder at Newnan High School in Newnan (Copperheads Lacrosse/Crossfire Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse at Rollins College (FL) in the Sunshine State Conference (this commitment happened in November 2020).

Malachi Lindsey - 2021 Defenseman at Lambert High School in Suwanee/formerly at Parkview High School in Lilburn (Atlanta Empire Lacrosse) committed to play DIII lacrosse at SUNY Cortland (NY) in the SUNY Athletic Conference.

Michael Lindsey - 2021 Defenseman at Lambert High School in Suwanee/formerly at Parkview High School in Lilburn (Atlanta Empire Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (AL) in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.


J.T. Macedo - 2021 Midfielder at St. Mary's Academy in California (ADVNC East Bay/Atlanta Kings) committed to play MCLA lacrosse at Texas Christian University (TX) in the Lone Star Alliance.

Tucker McDonald - 2021 Defenseman at East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg (Copperheads Lacrosse/Crossfire Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse at Anderson University (SC) in the South Atlantic Conference (this commitment happened in November 2020).


Eric Rausch - 2021 Defenseman and LSM at Starr's Mill High School in Fayetteville (Copperheads Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (AL) in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Davis Wheeler - 2021 Goaltender at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee (Thunder LB3) committed to play MCLA lacrosse at Colorado State University (CO) in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference.



Noah Belote - 2021 Defenseman and LSM at Athens Drive Magnet High School in Raleigh (Carolina Hilltoppers) committed to play DIII lacrosse at William Peace University (NC) in the USA South Athletic Conference.

Henry Black - 2021 Attackman at Sanderson High School in Raleigh (Team 91 Carolina) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Hampden-Sydney College (VA) in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

Zachary Burgess - 2021 Goaltender at TC Roberson High School in Asheville (Ashville Empire Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse at Mars Hill University (NC) in the South Atlantic Conference (this commitment happened in March).

Jack Butler - 2021 Midfielder at Cuthbertson High School in Waxhaw committed to play DII lacrosse at Catawba College (NC) in the South Atlantic Conference.

Fernando Hernandez - 2021 Midfielder at Independence High School in Charlotte (NC Crush) committed to play DII lacrosse in Conference Carolinas at Chowan University (NC).

Clayton "Cy" Horner - 2021 Midfielder at Orange High School in Hillsborough (Carolina Hilltoppers) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Methodist University (NC) in the USA South Athletic Conference (this commitment happened in February).

Matthew Jeffreys - 2021 Goaltender at Greensboro Day School in Greensboro (Triad Elite) committed to play DII lacrosse at Catawba College (NC) in the South Atlantic Conference.

Jack Marshall - 2021 Midfielder and Attackman at Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington (Cape Fear Shamrocks) committed to play MCLA lacrosse at Georgia Tech (GA) in the SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference.

Louden Peters - 2022 Defenseman and LSM at Northern Guilford High School in Greensboro (Ninety One Triad) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Baldwin Wallace University (OH) in the Ohio Athletic Conference.



Thomas Wickham - 2021 LSM and Defenseman at J.L. Mann High School in Greenville committed to play DII lacrosse at Anderson University (SC) in the South Atlantic Conference.


Ian Balser - 2021 Defenseman at The McCallie School in Chattanooga/formerly at Poly Prep Country Day School in New York (Nations United/Rebels LC/LI Express/Igloo) committed to play D1 lacrosse and serve our country at the United States Air Force Academy (CO) in the Southern Conference.

Christian Chilton - 2021 Attackman at The McCallie School in Chattanooga/formerly at Christchurch School in Virginia (Carolina Hilltoppers) committed to play DII lacrosse at Anderson University (SC) in the South Atlantic Conference.

Alex Nicks-Davis - 2021 Goaltender at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood committed to play DIII lacrosse at Centenary College of Louisiana (LA) in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Reese Sellers - 2021 Attackman at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis (No Excuse Lacrosse) committed to play MCLA lacrosse at Texas Christian University (TX) in the Lone Star Alliance.

Jack Snider - 2021 Attackman at Cookeville High School in Cookeville committed to play DII lacrosse at Lincoln Memorial University (TN) in the South Atlantic Conference.

Congratulations to all 52 of you, your families, coaches and programs. We wish you much success in the classroom, on the field, and in life. Did we miss anyone? E-mail us at deepsouthlaxreport@gmail.com with information on any player in the Deep South who committed in April but was not on our list, so we can immediately add them to the May report.


Recap compiled by Nick DiLorenzo, released on Saturday, May 29, 2021 @ 08:00 EST

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Photo Credits:

Mike Watters (Malachi Lindsey)

Carmen Carver (Kooper Harris)

Max Osborne (Noah Phillips)

Larry Palumbo (Jackson Bashaw, Sean Caracciolo, Will Corbett, Holden Gelinas, Timmy Martin, Jack Martinez, Victor Rosado, Tucker Swinerton, Aaron Williams, Luke Williams, Emerson Windom, and Nate Burt)


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