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July 2021 NCAA Commit Round Up: 33 boys commit from the Deep South

Updated: Aug 10

Welcome to DSLR's NCAA monthly Commitment Roundup for July powered by USA Lax Commits where we are pleased to report a total of 33 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 1 commit who comes from the 2023 class. In addition, we report 1 switched commitment in Georgia, 2 new football recruits from North Carolina, and 4 honorable mentions for D1 commits from kids who may not live in the South, but they do play with national programs based out of Atlanta. 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 this month with 12 new commits, followed by North Carolina with 11, Georgia with 6, South Carolina with 2, and 1 each from Louisiana and Tennessee. North Carolina placed five D1 recruits in July, while Georgia followed with 3, and Florida placed the final 1. Georgia placed the only 2023 commit on July 1, the day the recruitment period opened for service academies, when Roswell's Hill Plunkett became the nation's first 2023 to announce his commitment which was to Army West Point. The following is the list of the players from the Deep South who committed to college programs in July:


Joseph "Jojo" Andrews - 2022 Defenseman at American Heritage Schools in Delray Beach (Sweetlax Krakens) committed to play D2 lacrosse at Queens University of Charlotte (NC) in the South Atlantic Conference.

Cullen Barkauskas - 2021 Midfielder at Jupiter Christian School in Jupiter (FCA South Florida) committed to play MCLA lacrosse at the University of South Florida (FL) in the SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference.


Kevin Civitella - 2021 Midfielder at Jupiter Christian School in Jupiter (FCA Lacrosse) committed to play MCLA lacrosse at the University of South Florida (FL) in the SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference.


Robert "Skip" Coolidge - 2022 Attackman at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale/formerly at American Heritage Schools in Plantation (Krakens Sweetlax, Florida Crabs, Florida Surge, Team 91 Florida) committed to play D2 lacrosse at Flagler College (FL) in the Peach Belt Conference.

Nico DeGance - 2022 Midfielder at Duncan U. Fletcher High School in Neptune Beach (Florida Crabs, North Florida Stars) committed to play D2 lacrosse at Flagler College (FL) in the Peach Belt Conference.

Zakary Edwards - 2021 Defenseman at Fort Myers High School in Fort Myers committed to play D2 lacrosse at Adelphi University (NY) in the Northeast-10 Conference.

Reid Kerr - 2022 Goaltender at William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens (Sweetlax Krakens, Palm Beach United, Creator's Game, Dukes LC, Florida Swashbucklers) committed to play D2 lacrosse at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (FL) in the Sunshine State Conference.

Joey Luczak - 2022 Defenseman at Ponte Vedra High School in Ponte Vedra (Florida Crabs/Next Level) committed to play D3 lacrosse at Roanoke College (VA) in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

Sean Mahoney - 2022 Midfielder/FO Specialist at Canterbury High School in Fort Myers/formerly at Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers (Old Bay Lacrosse) committed to play D3 lacrosse at Grove City College (PA) in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.

Lucas Ross - 2022 Midfielder at IMG Academy in Bradenton/formerly at Redwood High School in California (Alcatraz Outlaws) committed to play D3 lacrosse at Colorado College (CO) in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.


Josh Streitmatter - 2021 Defenseman at Riverview High School in Fort Myers (True Lacrosse) committed to play MCLA lacrosse at the University of South Florida (FL) in the SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference.

Thomas Vandenberg - 2022 Midfielder at IMG Academy in Bradenton/formerly at Park City High School in Utah (Mad Dog, 212 Lacrosse, Legends West) committed to play D1 lacrosse at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA) in the Colonial Athletic Association.



Rigdon Greene - 2022 Attackman at Pope High School in Marietta (3d Georgia) committed to play D3 lacrosse at Grove City College (PA) in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.

Bryce Horton - 2022 Midfielder at Lassiter High School in Marietta (Thunder) committed to play D1 lacrosse at the University of Utah (UT) who are indepedent.

Garrett Kelly - 2022 Attackman at Lovett School in Atlanta (Thunder) committed to play D3 lacrosse at Tufts University (MA) in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Hill Plunkett - 2023 Attackman at Roswell High School in Roswell (Thunder, Nation United, Mad Dog National) committed to play D1 lacrosse at Army West Point (NY) in the Patriot League.

Jack Rogers - 2022 FO Specialist at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee (7 Flames Lacrosse/Atlanta Empire/3d Florida) committed to play D1 lacrosse at the Virginia Military Institute (VA) in the Southern Conference.

Elijah Towne - 2021 Defenseman at Harrison High School in Kennesaw committed to play college football and lacrosse at Methodist University (NC) who play D3 lacrosse in the USA South Athletic Conference (this commitment happened in May).


Changed commitment: Connor Gross - 2021 SSDM/FO Specialist at River Ridge High School in Woodstock (Atlanta Lacrosse Club) changed his committment from NAIA Reinhardt University to D2 Coker University (SC) in the South Atlantic Conference.


Honorable Mentions to National Team players from outside of the Deep South: Carter King - 2022 Defenseman at Skyline High School in Washington (Cityside Lax, Thunder National) committed to play D1 lacrosse at the United States Naval Academy (MD) in the Patriot League.

Adrian Nowak - 2022 Attackman at Kellenberg Memorial High School in New York (Atlanta Kings National/True Blue) committed to play D1 lacrosse at St. Johns University (NY) in the Big East Conference (this commitment happened in October 2020).

Andrew Preis - 2022 Attackman at The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut/formerly at John Jay High School in New York (LI Express/Thunder National) committed to play D1 lacrosse at Bucknell University (PA) in the Patriot League.


Trey Sacus - 2022 Attackman and incoming PG at IMG Academy in Bradenton/formerly at Delbarton School in New Jersey (Blue Star, Team 91 Long Island, Team Slainte, Atlanta Kings National) committed to play D1 lacrosse at Bucknell University (PA) in the Patriot League (this commitment happened in September 2020).

Ryan Kirkpatrick - 2021 Defenseman at Acadiana Lacrosse in the Louisiana High School Lacrosse League committed to play D2 lacrosse at Quincy University (IL) in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.



Sam Bassett - 2022 Attackman at Christ School in Arden (Team 91 Charlotte 24/7) committed to play D3 lacrosse at Washington & Lee University (VA) in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

Ethan Cobb - 2022 Attackman at New Hampton School in New Hampshire/formerly at Weddington High School in Matthews (Team Carolina Lacrosse) committed to play D3 lacrosse at Trinity College (CT) in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Miles Edmiston - 2022 Defenseman at Cannon School in Concord (Team 91 Charlotte 24/7) committed to play D1 lacrosse at Monmouth University (NJ) in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Ben Irmscher - 2022 Attackman at Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte (Team Carolina Lacrosse, Team 91 Charlotte 24/7) committed to play D3 lacrosse at Washington & Lee University (VA) in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

Ryan Pretzer - 2022 Goaltender at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh (Team 91 Carolina) committed to play D3 lacrosse at Swarthmore College (PA) in the Centennial Conference.

Charlie Schline - 2021 Goaltender at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh (True NC) committed to play D1 lacrosse at Drexel University (PA) in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Aidan Smith - 2022 F/O Specialist at Boys' Latin School in Maryland/formerly at Bridgeland High School in Texas (Team 91 Maryland/Team 91 Carolina) committed to play D1 lacrosse at St. Bonaventure University (NY) in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Elias Solano - 2021 Midfielder at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem committed to play D3 lacrosse at Pfeiffer University (NC) in the USA South Athletic Conference (this commitment happened in February).

Drew Tenzer - 2022 LSM at Myers Park High School in Charlotte (Team 91 Charlotte 24/7) committed to play D1 lacrosse at the University of Richmond (VA) in the Southern Conference.

Jared Van Meter - 2021 Goaltender at West Forsyth High School in Clemmons committed to play D3 lacrosse at Pfeiffer University (NC) in the USA South Athletic Conference.


Caden Zadell - 2022 Attackman at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh (True NC) committed to play D1 lacrosse at Drexel University (PA) in the Colonial Athletic Association.


Committed to play College Football: Gregory "G.W." Clemmer - 2022 Defenseman and LSM at Butler High School in Matthews (Team Carolina Lacrosse) committed to play College Football at Wingate University (NC).

Tyler Seaman - 2021 Defenseman at Cuthbertson High School in Waxhaw committed to play College Football at Purdue University (IN).



Oliver "Ollie" Abar - 2022 Defenseman at Academic Magnet High School in Charleston (Sweetlax Loggerheads) committed to play D3 lacrosse at Haverford College (PA) in the Centennial Conference.

Ben Ramsey - 2021 Midfielder and Attackman at Bluffton High School in Bluffton committed to play D3 lacrosse at Pfeiffer University (NC) in the USA South Athletic Conference.


David Bradford - 2021 Defenseman at Sullivan County High School in Kingsport/formerly at Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport (Kingsport Knights) committed to play MCLA lacrosse at the University of Tennessee (TN) in the Atlantic Lacrosse Conference. 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 July but was not on our list, so we can immediately add them to the August report. Recap compiled by Nick DiLorenzo, released on Sunday, August 8, 2021 @ 09:00 EST All rights reserved, 2021 copyright by Deep South Lax Report Photo Credits: Larry Palumbo (Jojo Andrews, Cullen Barkauskas, Skip Coolidge, Zakary Edwards, Reid Kerr, Joey Luczak, Sean Mahoney, Thomas Vandenberg, Ridgon Greene, Bryce Horton, Garrett Kelly, Hill Plunkett, Jack Rogers, Adrian Nowack, Sam Bassett, Ethan Cobb, Miles Edmiston, Ben Irmscher, Drew Tenzer, G.W. Clemmer and Oliver Abar) Mike Watters (Nico DeGance)

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