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February 2021 NCAA Commitment Round Up: 36 boys commit from the Deep South + 4 football commits

Updated: Mar 30

We are pleased to report that in the month of February a total of 36 high school boys from the Deep South verbally committed to play college lacrosse, including 1 from the 2022 class and 1 who will be joining an NCAA D1 program. We also had 4 varsity lacrosse players commit to play college football last month. 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 11 commitments, followed by Georgia with 9, North Carolina with 7, South Carolina with 6, and Alabama with 3. North Carolina had the '22 commit while Alabama placed the only D1 recruit last month. The following is the list of the players from the Deep South who committed to college programs in the month of February:



Jackson Burns - 2021 Midfielder at Oak Mountain Christian High School in Birmingham (Bama Lax Select) committed to play NAIA lacrosse at the University of the Cumberlands (KY) in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.


Luke Hand - 2021 Attackman at Briarwood Christian High School in Birmingham (Bama Lax Select) committed to play D1 lacrosse at Mercer University (GA) in the Southern Conference.

Hutson Milligan - 2021 Defenseman at Hoover High School in Hoover (Greater Birmingham Youth Lacrosse Association) committed to play DII lacrosse at the University of Alabama in Hunstville (AL) in the Great Lakes Valley Conference (this commitment happened in October 2020).

Committed to play college football:

Nick Paradise - 2021 Attackman and Goaltender at Hoover High School in Hoover committed to play college football at Birmingham Southern College.



Evan Baker - 2021 Midfielder at Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra committed to play NAIA lacrosse at Savannah College of Art & Design (SC) in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.


Ryan Berkman - 2021 Attackman at Montverde Academy in Montverde/formerly at Windermere High School (Krakens Sweetlax/Florida Dorados/Lacrosse Club Orlando) committed to play lacrosse at Flagler College (FL) in the Peach Belt Conference.

Matthew Chrupcala - 2021 Defenseman at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale (FLX Crabs) committed to play DIII lacrosse at the Catholic University of America (DC) in the Landmark Conference.

Sanaan Malachi Cuffy - 2021 Midfielder at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale (RAW Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse at Lourdes University (OH) in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.

Tyler Douglass - 2021 Midfielder at Jupiter Community High School in Jupiter (Ninja Lacrosse) committed to play lacrosse at Flagler College (FL) in the Peach Belt Conference.

Jack Ferris - 2021 Midfielder at Jupiter Community High School in Jupiter (Ninja Lacrosse) committed to play lacrosse at Florida Tech (FL) in the Sunshine State Conference.

Frankie Howard - 2021 Attackman/Midfielder at Jensen Beach High School in Jensen Beach committed to play DIII lacrosse at Brevard College (FL) in the USA South Athletic Conference.

Ethan Lyles - 2021 SSDM at St. Augustine High School in St. Augustine (Ohana Lacrosse/Spartan Lax) committed to play DII lacrosse at Flagler College (FL) in the Peach Belt Conference (this commitment happened in November 2020).

Brandon Perkins - 2021 Attackman at Lake Mary High School in Lake Mary (True Florida/Lacrosse Club Orlando) committed to play DII lacrosse at Limestone University (SC) in the South Atlantic Conference.

Charlie Shannon - 2021 Midfielder/Face-off Specialist at St. John Paul II Academy in Boca Raton (Florida Elite Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse at Lynn University (FL) in the Sunshine State Conference.

Caleb Southard - 2021 Attackman at Jupiter Christian School in Jupiter (FCA Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse at Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL) in the Sunshine State Conference.


Committed to play college football:

Hayden Clem - 2021 Defenseman at Winter Park High School in Winter Park committed to play D1 college football at the University of Florida.



Hunter Butterworth - 2021 Midfielder at North Paulding High School in Dallas (Crossfire Lacrosse) committed to play MCLA lacrosse at Auburn University (AL) in the SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference.

Tommy Chriszt - 2021 Midfielder and Attackman at Harrison High School in Kennesaw (Legends LC/Crossfire Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse at Young Harris College (GA) in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Trey Davis - 2021 Defenseman and LSM at Duluth High School in Duluth (Thunder LB3) committed to play DII lacrosse at Anderson University (SC) in the South Atlantic Carolinas (this commitment happened in November 2020).


Nick Eliacin - 2021 Midfielder at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee (Thunder LB3/Atlanta Empire) committed to play MCLA lacrosse at Georgia Tech (GA) in the SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference (this commitment happened in January).

Robert Fenters - 2021 LSM at Lambert High School in Suwanee (Lambert Longhorns) committed to play DII lacrosse at Berry College (GA) in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Collin Galinski - 2021 Defenseman Mount Pigsah Christian School in Alpharetta (3d Georgia) committed to play DII lacrosse at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (AL) in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

William Rogers - 2021 Goaltender at Evans High School in Evans committed to play DII lacrosse at Mars Hill University (NC) in the South Atlantic Conference.


Reed Saxon - 2021 LSM and Defenseman at Greenbrier High School in Evans (Victory Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse at Young Harris College (GA) in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Harrison Tuck - 2021 at Stratford Academy in Macon committed to play DIII lacrosse at Birmingham Southern College (AL) in the Southern Athletic Association.



Noah Beaulieu - 2021 Midfielder at Christ School in Arden/formerly at Admiral Farragut High School in Florida (3d Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse at Queens University of Charlotte (NC) in the South Atlantic Conference.


Michael Bridges - 2021 Defenseman at William A. Hough High School in Cornelius (Lake Norman Outlaws) committed to play DII lacrosse at Mars Hill University (NC) in the South Atlantic Conference.

Jack Curry - 2021 Defenseman and LSM at Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte (Team 24/7 Lacrosse) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ) in the Middle Atlantic Conference.

John Donovan - 2021 Goaltender at Durham Academy in Durham (Carolina Hilltoppers) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Gettysburg College (PA) in the Centennial Conference (this commitment happened in August 2020).


Mikey Peralta - 2021 Midfielder/FO Specialist at Christ School in Arden (Harlem Lacrosse) committed to play DIII lacrosse at St. John Fisher College (NC) in the Empire 8.

Jayson Sloan - 2021 Midfielder at West Forsyth High School in Clemmons (Triad Elite) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Warren Wilson College (NC) in the USA South Athletic Conference.

Holden Vance - 2022 Attackman at Charlotte Christian High School in Charlotte (Team 24/7 Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse at Wingate University (NC) in South Atlantic Conference.


Committed to play college football:

Evan Bernard - 2021 Midfielder at Cuthbertson High School in Waxhaw committed to play college football at Wingate University.



Jacob Abercrombie - 2021 Goaltender at Chapin High School in Chapin committed to play DII lacrosse in Conference Carolinas at Lees-McRae College (NC).


Cole Crawford - Defenseman and LSM at Chapin High School in Chapin committed to play DII lacrosse at Young Harris College (GA) in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Kyle Kirkpatrick - 2021 Attackman at Hilton Head High School in Hilton Head Island (Break-Thru Lacrosse/True Lacrosse Florida) committed to play DII lacrosse at The College of Saint Rose (NY) in the Northeast-10 Conference.

Josh Marr - 2021 Midfielder at Clover High School in Clover committed to play DII lacrosse at Queens University of Charlotte (NC) in the South Atlantic Conference.

Connor Quinn - 2021 Midfielder at Wando High School in Mt. Pleasant (Break-Thru Lacrosse) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Methodist University (NC) in the USA South Athletic Conference.

Caleb Trahan - 2021 Midfielder and SSDM at Fox Creek High School in North Augusta committed to play DIII lacrosse at William Peace University (NC) in the USA South Athletic Conference.


Committed to play college football:

Mack Gresham - 2021 SSDM at Wando High School in Mt. Pleasant committed to play D1 college football at the University of South Florida.

Congratulations to all 40 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 February but was not on our list, so we can immediately add them to the March report.


Recap compiled by Nick DiLorenzo, released on Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 11:00 EST

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