Northport is on a roll when it comes to recruiting.

As we told you last week, attackman Brian Cannon, one of the nation’s top sophomores, committed to North Carolina.

Another Tiger standout has also made a verbal commitment to a Division I program.

Junior John Glancy announced his intentions to accept a scholarship offer from the University at Albany.

The 6-foot-1, 160-pound righty midfielder is particularly proficient in unsettled situations and strong with either hand.

Now, here’s a Q&A with John on his commitment:

What were the main factors in your decision?
I wanted to find a school that complements the way I play. (Head) Coach (Scott) Marr, (Assistant) Coach (Liam) Gleason and (Assistant) Coach (Eric) Wolf were the main reason I enjoyed Albany so much, along with its phenomenal business school and awesome teammates that support one another like brothers.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
UMass, Towson, Army and UMBC. I visited all of them.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My strengths are using my speed and agility in my dodges and pushing the ball in transition. I play a very smart, fast and intelligent game.

What areas of your game do you think you need to improve on?
I would like to increase my size and strength.

When did you first realize you had the potential to play at the college level?
When I was asked my coach (George Searing) if he thought I had the potential to play D-I lacrosse and he told me to keep doing what I am doing and I will get there.

What were some of the big summer showcase events you’ve competed in the last couple of years and how did you do at them?
Towson 205, Mid Summer Classic at Umass, Rising Sophomore Showcase Game, Hotbeds, Long Island Classic at Hofstra. I played extremely well and received a lot of attention from colleges.

* For more on John, including his highlight film, check out his player profile by clicking here.

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