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September 2020 NCAA Commitment Round Up: 62 boys commit from the Deep South

Updated: Oct 16

September 1st marked the re-opening of the communication window with D1 schools and we are pleased to report that in the month of September a total of 62 high school boys from the Deep South verbally committed to play NCAA lacrosse, with 23 of them joining D1 programs. Please note, our area of coverage in the Deep South consists of the 9 states east of Texas (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN).

North Carolina had the most commits with 27, followed by Georgia with 17, Florida with 14, South Carolina with 2, and 1 each in Alabama and Tennessee. Florida had the most D1 commitments for the month with 9. The following is the list of the players from the Deep South who committed to college programs in the month of September:

Alabama (1 total commit)

1 D1 commit


Jackson Hirschy - 2021 Midfielder and Attackman at Hoover High School in Hoover (Florida Crabs, 3D Georgia, Greater Birmingham Youth Lacrosse Association) committed to play D1 lacrosse at Mercer University (GA) in the Southern Conference

Florida (14 total commits)

9 D1 commits

Aidan Aitken - 2022 Attackman and Midfielder at Salisbury School (CT)/The King's Academy in West Palm Beach (Sweetlax) committed to play D1 lacrosse at the University of Denver (CO) in the Big East Conference


Braeden Forrest - 2021 Midfielder at Ocala Forest High School in Ocala (Krakens Sweetlax) committed to play DII lacrosse at Flagler College (FL) in the Peach Belt Conference


Luke Haley - 2022 Midfielder at Newsome High School in Lithia (Sweetlax) committed to play D1 lacrosse at the University of Utah (UT) which is independent

Nick Jaffe - 2021 Midfielder at Seminole High School in Sanford (Always Sunny Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse in Conference Carolinas at North Greenville University (SC)


Sean Jordan - 2022 LSM and Midfielder at Saint Andrew's School in Boca Raton (Sweetlax) committed to play D1 lacrosse at Harvard University (MA) in the Ivy League

Tommy Null - 2021 Goaltender and Midfielder at The Kings Academy in West Palm Beach (Krakens Sweetlax) committed to play DII lacrosse at Le Moyne College in the Northeast 10 Conference

Nolan Parlette - 2022 Goaltender at Ponte Vedra High School in Ponte Vedra (Sweetlax) committed to serve his country and play D1 lacrosse at the United States Air Force Academy (CO) in the Southern Conference

Cheyne Repp - 2022 Attackman at IMG Academy in Bradenton (True National) committed to play D1 lacrosse at the University of Denver (CO) in the Big East Conference

Ryan Sforzo - 2022 Midfielder at IMG Academy in Bradenton (Sweetlax) committed to play D1 lacrosse at University of Notre Dame (IN) in the Atlantic Coast Conference

George Wandoff - 2022 Defenseman at Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach (Sweetlax) committed to play D1 lacrosse at Syracuse University (NY) in the Atlantic Coast Conference

Sam Whitaker - 2021 Defenseman at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderale (FLX Florida Crabs) committed to play D1 lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University (MD) in the Big Ten Conference

Mana Wilhelm - 2022 Attackman at Creekside High School in St. Johns (Sweetlax) committed to serve our country and play D1 lacrosse at the United States Air Force Academy (CO) in the Southern Conference

Andrew Worman - 2021 Defenseman at Ponte Vedra High School in Ponte Vedra (Krakens Sweetlax) committed to play DII lacrosse at the University of Tampa (FL) in the Sunshine State Conference

Matthew Wyatt - 2021 Attackman at Steinbrenner High School in Lutz (3D Florida) committed to play DII lacrosse in Conference Carolinas at Belmont Abbey College (NC)


Georgia (17 total commits)

5 D1 commits


Maxwell Calabrese - 2021 Attackman and Midfielder at Mill Creek High School in Hoschton (Thunder LB3) committed to play DII lacrosse for the inaugural team at Anderson University (GA) in the South Atlantic Conference


Mikey Canavan - 2021 Attackman at Buford High School in Buford (Thunder LB3, 3D Georgia, Georgia Thunder) committed to play DII lacrosse in Conference Carolinas at Belmont Abbey College (NC) (this commitment happened in July)

Hunter Coleman - 2021 FO/Midfielder at Etowah High School in Woodstock (Thunder LB3) committed to play DII lacrosse at the University of Alabama at Huntsville (AL) in the Great Lakes Valley Conference

Ryan Comeau - 2021 Midfielder at Woodstock High School in Woodstock (Atlanta Kings) committed to play DIII lacrosse at LaGrange College (GA) in the USA South Athletic Conference


Pete Fabrizio - 2021 Attackman at Centennial High School in Roswell (Thunder LB3) committed to play DII lacrosse in Conference Carolinas at Belmont Abbey College (NC)


Dylan Farley - 2021 FO/Midfielder at Westminster High School in Atlanta (Thunder LB3) changed his commitment and now intends to play D1 lacrosse at Harvard University (MA) in the Ivy League

Eric Fewell - 2021 Defenseman at Starr's Mill High School in Fayetteville (Thunder LB3) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Piedmont College (GA) in the USA South Athletic Conference


Dylan Hunt - 2021 Defenseman at Lassiter High School in Marietta (Thunder LB3) committed to play DII lacrosse at Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL) in the Sunshine State Conference

Michael Jensen - 2022 LSM at Woodstock High School in Woodstock (Atlanta Kings/Georgia Tigers) committed to play DII lacrosse in Conference Carolinas at Belmont Abbey College (NC)

Gabe Lopez - 2021 Attackman at Starr's Mill High School in Fayetteville (Thunder LB3) committed to play DII lacrosse in Conference Carolinas at Belmont Abbey College (NC)


Rhett Jones - 2021 Defenseman at Starr's Mill High School in Fayetteville (Thunder LB3) committed to play DII lacrosse at the University of Tampa in the Sunshine State Conference


Andrew McLaughlin - 2022 Attackman at Marist School in Atlanta (Atlanta Coyotes) committed to play D1 lacrosse at High Point University (NC) in the Southern Conference


Mason Morel - 2021 Goaltender at Centennial High School in Roswell (Thunder LB3) committed to play D1 lacrosse at Dartmouth College (NH) in the Ivy League

William Overly - 2022 Attackman at Lovett School in Atlanta (FCA Maryland) committed to play D1 lacrosse at the University of Utah (UT) which is independent


Joshua Shackelford - 2021 Defenseman at Woodstock High School in Woodstock (Skunk Bears Lacrosse) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Piedmont College (GA) in the USA South Athletic Conference


Ethan Storey - 2021 Defenseman at Johns Creek High School in Johns Creek (3D Georgia, Thunder LB3) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Colby College (ME) in the New England Small College Athletic Conference


Jaden Wilkins - 2021 Midfielder at Denmark High School in Alpharetta (3D Georgia) committed to play D1 lacrosse at Bellarmine University (KY) in the Southern Conference


North Carolina (27 total commits)

7 D1 commits


Brooks Almond - 2021 Midfielder at Green Hope High School in Cary (Bucktown Lacrosse) committed to play DIII lacrosse at York College (PA) in the Capital Athletic Conference

Josh Arneson - 2022 Defenseman at Holly Springs High School in Holly Springs (Team 91 Carolina) committed to play D1 lacrosse at Marist College (NY) in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference


Tyler Campbell - 2021 FO/Midfielder at Providence Day School in Charlotte (Bucktown Lacrosse) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Wesleyan University (CT) in the New England Small College Athletic Conference


Tyler Carroll - 2021 Faceoff Specialist at Cuthbertson High School in Waxhaw (NJ Riot Chaos) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Cabrini University (PA) in the Atlantic East Conference

Corbin Carswell - 2021 Attackman and Midfielder at Fuquay-Varina High School in Fuquay-Varina (Team 91 Carolina) committed to play NAIA lacrosse at St. Andrews University (NC) in the Appalachian Athletic Conference


Aidan Corrigan - 2021 LSM/Defenseman at Lake Norman High School in Mooresville (Carolina Miners) committed to play DII lacrosse at Lander University (SC) in the Peach Belt Conference (this commitment happened in August)


Dylan Cote - 2021 Midfielder at Apex Friendship High School in Apex (Team 91 Carolina) committed to play DII lacrosse in Conference Carolinas at Barton College (NC)

Nick Crowley - 2022 LSM/Defenseman at Christ School in Arden (Evolve Elite) committed to play D1 lacrosse at Princeton University (NJ) in the Ivy League

Sam Ferrell - 2021 Midfielder at Charles E. Jordan High School in Durham (Bucktown Lacrosse/Team 91 Carolina) committed to play D1 lacrosse at Marist College (NY) in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference


Gavin Grillot - 2021 FO/Midfielder at Weddington High School in Matthews (Team Carolina Lacrosse) committed to play DIII lacrosse at the University of Lynchburg (VA) in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference


Caleb Horton - 2021 Defenseman and LSM at William A. Hough High School in Cornelius (Carolina Miners) committed to play DII lacrosse in Conference Carolinas at Belmont Abbey College (NC)

David Hughey - 2021 Midfielder at Middle Creek High School in Apex (Team 91 Carolina) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Guildford College (NC) in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference


Evan Jenkins - 2021 Midfielder at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh (Team 91 Carolina) committed to play DII lacrosse at Newberry College (SC) in the South Atlantic Conference

Tate Jones - 2022 Midfielder at Middle Creek High School in Apex (Annapolis Hawks) committed to play D1 lacrosse at The Ohio State University (OH) in the Big Ten Conference

George Kalos - 2022 FO/Midfielder at Wiliam A. Hough High School in Cornelius (Team 24/7 Lacrosse) committed to play D1 lacrosse at the University of North Carolina (NC) in the Atlantic Coast Conference


Coleman Kraske - 2022 Face-off Specialist at Wakefield High School in Raleigh (Team 91 Carolina/Richmond Hawks) committed to play D1 lacrosse at The Ohio State University in the Big Ten Conference

Will Larsen - 2021 Midfielder at Fuquay-Varina High School in Fuquay-Varina (Team 91 Carolina/Goblins Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse in Conference Carolinas at Barton College (NC)





John Long - 2022 Defenseman at William A. Hough High School in Cornelius (Team Carolina Lacrosse, Team 24/7 Lacrosse) committed to play D1 lacrosse at High Point University (FL) in the Southern Conference

Brock Middendorf - 2021 Close D/LSM at Charlotte Latin School in Charlotte (Team Carolina Lacrosse) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Sewanee (TN) in the Southern Athletic Association


Andrew Miller - 2021 Goaltender at Weddington High School in Matthews (Team Carolina Lacrosse/LI Sting) committed to play DIII lacrosse at the University of Lynchburg (VA) in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference




Colin O'Brien - 2021 Attackman at Heritage High School in Wake Forest (Team 91 Carolina) committed to play DII lacrosse in Conference Carolinas at Belmont Abbey College (NC)


Ben Rosenbloom - 2021 Defenseman at Providence High School in Charlotte (Team 24/7 Lacrosse) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Berry College (GA) in the Southern Athletic Association

Zachary Rutledge - 2021 Defenseman at Apex High School in Apex (Madlax Capital) committed to play DIII lacrosse at York College (PA) in the Capital Athletic Conference

Dylan Solomon - 2021 Defenseman at Fuquay-Varina High School in Fuquay-Varina (Team 91 Carolina/Goblins Lacrosse) committed to play DII lacrosse in Conference Carolinas at Lees-McRae College (NC)


Gerardo Vaszeuz-Leon - 2020 Defenseman at Athens Drive Magnet High School in Raleigh (Federación de Lacrosse México) committed to play DII lacrosse at Lincoln Memorial University (TN) in the South Atlantic Conference (this commitment happened in July)

Drew Wheeler - 2022 Goaltender at Fuquay-Varina High School in Fuquay-Varina (Team 91 Carolina/FV Lax Goblins) committed to play DII lacrosse in Conference Carolinas at Barton College (NC)

Carter Wilcox - 2021 Attackman formerly at Charlotte Secondary School in Charlotte (Carolina Miners) committed to play DII lacrosse at Lander University (SC) in the Peach Belt Conference (this commitment happened in August)


South Carolina (2 total commits)

1 D1 commits

Zach Jennings - 2021 Midfielder at Wando High School in Mt. Pleasant (Loggerheads Sweetlax, Rock Lacrosse) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Rhodes College (TN) in the Southern Athletic Association



Carson Skinner - 2021 Attackman and Midfielder at Dorman High School in Roebuck (Team 24/7 Lacrosse) committed to play D1 lacrosse at Wagner College (NY) in the Northeast Conference


Tennessee (1 total commit)


Warner Greene - 2021 Defenseman/LSM at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville (No Excuse Lacrosse) committed to play DIII lacrosse at Sewanee (TN) in the Southern Athletic Association

Congratulations to all 62 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 September but was not on our list, so we can immediately add them to October's report.

Recap compiled by Larry Palumbo, released on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 @ 10:00 EST

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