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Spring 2021 Commit Roundup: 26 varsity boys commit to play other sports in college

Updated: Jul 16

Welcome to the Spring 2021 NCAA Commitment Roundup powered by Project X Lacrosse where we are pleased to report 26 Deep South varsity lacrosse players have committed to play sports other than lacrosse in college with 20 of them set to join football programs, 4 will be playing basketball, while the final 2 will be wrestling and swimming. 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 spring in placing 10 commits to other sports, followed by South Carolina with 4, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee tied with 3, and Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana with 1 each. The following is the list of the players from the Deep South who committed to college programs in the month of April:



4 Varsity Lacrosse Players who committed to play College Basketball:


Bobby Crouch - 2021 Midfielder at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida committed to further his education and play college basketball at Babson College in Massachusetts (this commitment happened in October 2020).

Eli Federman - 2021 Midfielder at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, Tennessee committed to further his education and play college basketball at Depauw University in Indiana.

Jacob Rose - 2021 Midfielder/Attackman at Oviedo High School in Oviedo, Florida committed to further his education and play college basketball with '21 brother Spencer at Trevecca Nazarene University in Tennessee.

Spencer Rose - 2021 Midfielder at Oviedo High School in Oviedo, Florida committed to further his education and play college basketball with '21 brother Jacob at Trevecca Nazarene University in Tennessee.


20 Varsity Lacrosse Players who committed to play College Football:


James "J.J." Baird - 2021 Midfielder at Oviedo High School in Oviedo, Florida committed to further his education and play college football at Methodist University in North Carolina.

Evan Bernard - 2021 Midfielder at Cuthbertson High School in Waxhaw, North Carolina committed to further his education and play college football at Wingate University in North Carolina.

Riley Caines - 2021 Midfielder at River Ridge High School in Woodstock, Georgia committed to further his education and play college football at Aurora University in Illinois.


Hayden Clem - 2021 Defenseman at Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Florida committed to further his education and play college football at the University of Florida in Florida.

Ashton Daniels - 2022 Midfielder at Buford High School in Buford, Georgia committed to further his education and play college football at Stanford University in California.


Samuel Dec - 2022 Defenseman at Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Florida committed to further his education, serve our country and play college football at the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York.

Sammy Edwards - 2021 Midfielder at St. Augustine High School in Saint Augustine, Florida (North Florida Stars/Ohana Lacrosse Company) committed to further his education and play college football at Valdosta State University in Georgia.

Mack Gresham - 2021 SSDM at Wando High School in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina committed to further his education and play college football at the University of South Florida.

Zak Herbstreit - 2021 Defenseman at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee committed to further his education and play college football at The Ohio State University in Ohio.

Chad Hollar - 2021 LSM/SSDM/Midfielder at Hoggard High School in Wilmington, North Carolina committed to further his education and play college football at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in New York.


Michael Long - 2021 Midfielder at Bishop England High School in Charleston, South Carolina committed to further his education and play college football at Wofford College in South Carolina.

Eddie Marinaro - 2021 Midfielder at Bishop England High School in Charleston, South Carolina committed to further his education and play college football at Cornell University in New York.


Ben Marler - 2021 Defenseman at May River High School in Bluffton, South Carolina (Break-Thru Lacrosse) committed to further his education and play college football at Wofford College in South Carolina.


Trey McDonald - 2022 Attackman at Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee committed to further his education and play college football at the University of Virginia in Virginia.

Nick Paradise - 2021 Attackman/Goaltender at Hoover High School in Hoover, Alabama committed to further his education and play college football at Birmingham Southern College in Alabama.

Joey Schmidt - 2021 Midfielder at The Benjamin School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida committed to further his education and play college football at Keiser University in Florida.


Max Shreve - 2021 Defenseman at Bentonville High School in Bentonville, Arkansas committed to further his education and play college football at the University of Central Missouri in Missouri.

Russell Tabor - 2021 Attackman at Charlotte Country Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina committed to further his education and play college football at the University of North Carolina in North Carolina.

Gavin Tatum - 2021 Defenseman at Allatoona High School in Acworth, Georgia committed to further his education and play college football at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Kade Wehby - 2021 Defenseman at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida committed to further his education and play D1 college football at the University of Alabama in Alabama.


1 Varsity Lacrosse Player who committed to Swim in College:


Mitchell Gillem - 2021 Midfielder/Attackman at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana committed to serve our country and swim at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.


1 Varsity Lacrosse Player who committed to Wrestle in College:


Nick Cambria - 2021 SSDM at Buford High School in Buford, Georgia committed to further his education and wrestle at Davidson College in North Carolina (this commitment happened in November 2020).


Congratulations to all 26 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 this Spring but was not on our list, so we can immediately add them to the Fall report.


Recap compiled by Larry Palumbo, released on Monday, July 5, 2021 @ 10:00 EST


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Photo Credits:

Larry Palumbo/CoyoteMagicActionShots.com (Bobby Crouch, Hayden Clem, Samuel Dec, Joey Schmidt, Kade Wehby)

Carmen Carver (Max Shreve)

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