Hey Y’all, welcome to the South Scorecard. This is a monthly column on college lacrosse recruiting in the South. Each month, I will breakdown some of the top commitments on a state-by-state basis and provide some other analysis as well.
Three months since the contact period opened up for 2022s on September 1st, Texas and Virginia have produced the most DI commits with 13 each. Florida sits right behind them with 12 DI commits coming out of the Sunshine State thus far. Georgia and Tennessee currently sit with five and one DI commits at this point.
November was much slower on the recruiting trail, as far as the number of commitments was concerned, we still saw some action. And there were numerous 2022’s flying off the board in the South.
Here is a state-by-state breakdown of some of the top/most intriguing commitment from that state in the month of November:
During the month of November, the Peach State only saw one player verbal to a DI school.
Cambridge, Ga., junior faceoff man/midfielder Charlie Ciardullo announced his commitment to the Denver Pioneers in early November. He is the second 2022 Pioneer verbal our of the Peach State, joining Lovett, Ga., D/LSM Russell Overly who announced his commitment to the Pioneers in October.
The Tar Heel State saw one DI commit come out of the state in the month of November, as Apex, N.C., midfielder Nathan Nicholas announced that he would be taking his talents to Jon Torpey and the High Point Panthers.
Nicholas is the second in-state commitment for the Panthers in this class, along with Hough, N.C., defenseman John Long.
November saw the first DI commitment out of the Volunteer State in the 2022 cycle, as Collierville, Tenn., midfielder/facreoff man Eli Grizzard announced that he would be taking his talents to Jacksonville.
Grizzard is the second commitment in the class from the South, joining Ridge Point, Texas, goalie Evan Sharp.
The state of Texas saw the most commitments of any southern state during the month of November.
Vandergrift, Texas, faceoffman Griffin Shaffer announced his commitment to Bucknell on November 1st. Anderson, Texas, goalie Larkin Divine verbaled to Colgate late in the month. He is the second commitment out of the Lone Star State for the Raiders in the class, joining Austin, Texas, midfielder Miller Marks.
The only commitment in the class out of the Old Dominion in the month of November was West Potomac, Va., midfielder Aidan Mcclanhan announcing his commitment to VMI.