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December 2021 NCAA Commit Round Up: 38 boys commit from the Deep South

Updated: Feb 13

Welcome to DSLR's NCAA monthly Commitment Roundup for December powered by USA Lax Commits where we are pleased to report a total of 38 high school boys from the Deep South have committed to play college lacrosse. This month's report includes 9 new recruits who will be joining NCAA D1 programs and 7 players from the class of 2023. We also report on 3 guest players of our national teams who also gave thier commitments in December. 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).


Georgia led the way in December placing 15 new commits; they were followed by Florida with 9, South Carolina with 6, North Carolina with 5, and Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee with 1 each. Georgia enjoys the most D1 commits with 4, followed by Florida with 3 and North Carolina and South Carolina with 1 each. There were 7 recruits from the 2023 class, 3 from Florida, 2 from Georgia and 1 each from North and South Carolina. The following is the list of players from the Deep South who committed to college programs in December:


 


 

Patton Hunter

2022 Midfielder/Attackman

Chelsea High School in Chelsea

Oak Mountain High School in Birmingham

Georgia Tigers Elite

Birmingham Lacrosse United

Birmingham Blaze

Stars Lacrosse


committed to:

Birmingham Southern College (AL)


 


 


Austin Williams

2022 Midfielder

Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock

Chaos Lacrosse


committed to:

Hendrix College (AR)



 


 

Caleb Coleman

2023 Attackman/Midfielder

The Bolles School in Jacksonville

True National

True Florida

Thunder

Nationals LC

Dukes LC

Lax Mafia


committed to:

Division 1

University of Vermont (VT)


 

Gage Farris

2022 Attackman

Gulf Breeze High School in Gulf Breeze

Bison LC

GC Elite Stallions


committed to:

Lees-McRae College (NC)


 

Owen Gelberd

2022 Defenseman

Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach

Creator's Game

Sea Dogs

Sweetlax Florida

Sweetlax Kraken

Palm Beach Revolution

Palm Beach United

91 Florida


committed to:

Texas Christian University (TX)

 

Damon Hubiak

2021 Midfielder

American Heritage Schools in Delray Beach

Fury LC

Premier Players


committed to:

Bentley University (MA)


 

Gavin Koors

2022 Goaltender

Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra

Villages LC

Ohana Lacrosse

North Florida Stars

X-Factor LC


committed to:

Chowan University (NC)


 

Ryan Langhoff

2022 Midfielder/Attackman

Windermere High School in Windermere

Lacrosse Club Orlando

WOC Outlaws


committed to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC)

 

Ethan Rubenstein

2023 Attackman/Midfielder

Taft School in Connecticut

Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale

Sweetlax Florida

Israel Lacrosse


committed to:

Division 1

Colgate University (NY)

 

Sam Shields

2022 Attackman/Midfielder

Gulf Coast High School in Naples

True Florida


committed to:

Webber International University (FL)


 

Jordan Vincent

2022 LSM

IMG Academy in Bradenton

Namaino District Secondary School in British Columbia (Canada)

Delta Islanders

Team BC

North Island Silvertips

Comox Valley Wild


committed to:

Division 1

Syracuse University (NY)

 


 

Tyler Abrams

2022 Goaltender

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy in McDonough

ATL South


committed to:

LaGrange College (GA)

 

Owen Armentrout

2022 Goaltender

Lovett School in Atlanta


committed to:

Georgia Tech (GA)


 

Ethan Barlag

2022 Goaltender

South Forsyth High School in Cummings

3d Georgia

Goaliesmith

Reset Lacrosse

Longhorn Youth Lacrosse Association


committed to:

Division 1

Manhattan College (NY)

 

Lee Butler

2022 Attackman

Walton High School in Marietta

Juiced Cherries

Thunder

Nation United

FCA Maryland

Big 4 HHH


committed to:

Division 1

University of Vermont (VT)

 

James Canipe

2023 Midfielder

Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross

Thunder

FCA Upstate


committed to:

Division 1

Saint Joseph's University (PA)


 

Tristan Dial

2022 Face-off Specialist/Midfielder

River Ridge High School in Woodstock

Atlanta Kings

C-Hawks


committed to:

Huntingdon College (AL)



 

Daniel Fazzari

2022 Midfielder

Cambridge High School in Milton

Thunder National

Nation United


committed to:

Queens University of Charlotte (NC)


 

John Gambrell

2022 Goaltender

Grayson High School in Loganville

Augusta Patriots


committed to:

St. Andrews University (NC)


 

Joey Graham

2022 Defenseman/LSM

Lanier High School in Sugar Hill

Georgia Tigers Elite

Atlanta Kings National


committed to:

Saint Leo University (FL)


 

Caleb Harris

2022 Defenseman/LSM

Brookwood High School in Snellville

3d Georgia


committed to:

Georgia Tech (GA)

 

Hunter Klosterman

2022 Goaltender

Lambert High School in Suwanee

South Forsyth High School in Cumming

3d Georgia


committed to:

Anderson University (SC)



 

Nick Knisely

2022 Attackman

Oconee County High School in Watkinsville

Hog Mountaineers

Birmingham Lacrosse United


committed to:

Birmingham Southern College (AL)


 

Josue "Caleb" Rivera

2022 Face-off Specialist

North Paulding High School in Dallas

Puerto Rico U-20 National Team


committed to:

Shorter University (GA)



 

Ryan Von Hoven

2022 Goaltender

Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta

Cambridge High School in Milton

3d Georgia

3d Florida

Thunder

Georgia Blue Jays


committed to:

North Greenville University (SC)

 

Aidan Wooley

2023 Midfielder/Attackman

The Westminster Schools in Atlanta

Thunder National


committed to:

Division 1

University of Richmond (VA)


 

Guest Player Commitment:

Myles Pratt

2022 Midfielder

Westtown High School in Pennsylvania

Mount St. Joseph High School in Maryland

PA Roughriders

Charm City

Atlana Kings National


committed to:

Division 1

Wagner College (NY)


 

Guest Player Commitment:

Riley Simpson

2023 Defenseman/LSM

The Hill Academy in Ontario (Canada)

Peterborough Jr. Lakers

Team Ontario

Oshawa Minor Lacrosse

Edge

Next Level Lacrosse Canada

Georgia Tigers Elite


committed to:

Division 1

Jacksonville University (FL)


 

Guest Player Commitment:

Hopper Zappitello III

2022 Attackman

Boys' Latin School in Maryland

Sunset High School in Oregon

Baltimore Crabs

Thunder National

Team 12

RC LC


committed to:

Division 1

Dartmouth College (NH)

 


 

Cole Donner

2022 Face-off Specialist

Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington

Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington

Cape Fear Shamrocks

Face-off Factory


committed to:

Wingate University (NC)


 

Logan Fox

2023 Face-off Specialist, Midfielder and Attackman

Charlotte Christian School in Charlotte

91 South

91 Charlotte


committed to:

Grove City College (PA)


 

Sam Haverstrom

2022 Attackman/Midfielder

Walter M. Williams High School in Burlington

Southern Stars Project

NC Fusion Triad Elite


committed to:

Widener University (PA)


 

Collin Patrick

2023 Attackman

Middle Creek High School in Apex

91 National

91 South

91 Carolina

True National Atlantic

One Percent Showcase


committed to:

Division 1

Marist College (NY)


 

David Pritchard

2022 Goaltender

Hickory High School in Hickory

University Christian High School in Hickory

Cox Mill High School in Concord

Team Carolina

Carolina Miners


committed to:

University of Mary Washington (VA)


 


 

Bronson Fabrizio

2022 Defenseman/LSM, Attackman, Midfielder, Face-off Specialist and Goaltender

Wando High School in Mount Pleasant

Bishop England High School in Charleston

Break-Thru Lacrosse


committed to:

University of Mount Olive (NC)


 

Hudson Floyd-Evans

2022 Goaltender

Irmo High School in Columbia

Victory Lacrosse

Lake Monsters

Invasion Lacrosse


committed to:

Mars Hill University (NC)



 

Bobby Larsen

2022 Midfielder

Chapin High School in Chapin

Charleston Elite

NJLC

Jackson LC


committed to:

North Greenville University (SC)



 

Braden "Brady" Myers

2022 Attackman/Midfielder

Mauldin High School in Mauldin

Carolina National

Sweetlax Greenville Riverhawks

Team Carolina

Carolina Cats

91 Charlotte


committed to:

Lander University (SC)


 

Kaleb Simpson

2022 Face-off Specialist

St. James High School in Murrells Inlet

Sweetlax Loggerheads


committed to:

Lees-McRae College (NC)



 

Jacob Watt

2023 Midfielder

J.L. Mann High School in Greenville

91 South

91 Charlotte


committed to:

Division 1

United States Air Force Academy (CO)

 


 

Alex Johnston

2022 Midfielder

Franklin High School in Franklin

No Excuse Lacrosse

Black Lab


committed to:

Norwich University (VT)



 

Congratulations to all 41 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 December but was not on our list, so we can immediately add them to the January report.


Recap compiled by Nick DiLorenzo, released on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 @ 20:00 EST

All rights reserved, 2021 copyright by Deep South Lax Report

Photo Credits:

Larry Palumbo (Hunter, Coleman, Gelberd, Hubiak, Koors, Langhoff, Rubenstein, Shields, Abrams, Barlag, Butler, Canipe, Dial, Fazzari, Klosterman, Knisely, Von Hoven, Pratt, Simpson, Donner, Fox, Haverstrom, Patrick, Larsen, Myers, Simpson and Watt)

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