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Cambridge (Ga.) junior midfielder Jack Marlow announced his commitment to Michigan on Sunday night, giving Kevin Conry and the Wolverines their fifth commitment in the class of 2023 and second at the midfield position, joining Matthew Hann out of Paul VI (Va.).
The Peach State native also considered Maryland and Syracuse before pulling the trigger on the Wolverines, who were the first school to reach out to him on September 1st. Michigan was also the first school to receive a visit from Marlow.
“The atmosphere on Michigan’s campus was breathtaking,” Marlow told Lacrosse Bucket. “The guys on the team made me feel at home.”
Marlow is coming off a strong sophomore campaign this past spring in which he helped lead the Bears to a 10-8 record and GHSA 6A-7A second round appearance. He put up 42 points while also snagging 58 ground balls as the team’s top two-way threat, and continued to shine in a similar fashion throughout the summer.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound midfielder, as someone who plays as tough as anyone and can be a serious threat on both the offensive and defensive end of the field, has a skillset that is suited perfectly for the shot clock era of college lacrosse, where we have seen two-way players thrive. Marlow said he will be playing that same role at the next level.
“At Michigan I will be a two-way midfielder but will shine on wings and in transition.”
A two-sport athlete, Marlow also plays football for Cambridge, starting at linebacker. He said that his background in football has benefited his play on the lacrosse field, especially in the areas of footwork and defensive skills.