Brian Cannon now has some company.

The standout attackman from Northport who committed to North Carolina prior to the start of the 2012 season, now has a Division I-bound classmate.

He’s Brett Hall.

Hall is a 6-foot-3, 195-pound righty defenseman with good size and stick skills.

He has verballed to Towson.

Now, here’s a Q&A with Brett on his commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision?
I like the size of the school and their academic philosophy. I feel like its a really good fit for me. (Head) Coach (Shawn) Nadelen, (Assistant) Coach (Dan) Cocchi and (Assistant) Coach (Anthony) Gilardi made me comfortable and made me want to be a part of the Towson family. I was really impressed with the facilities, especially the new field and locker room.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I also considered Albany, Binghamton, Rutgers, Fairfield and High Point University.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?recruiting_update
My size and speed allows me to keep up with the bigger, stronger attackmen as well as the smaller, quicker attackmen. I would describe my style of play as fast, physical and aggressive.

What areas of your game have you been working to improve on?
I’m working to improve on my footwork.

Who have been some of the biggest influences on you during your development as a player?
My youth coaches, Al Cicio and Bill Golden, introduced me to the game and taught me the basics of lacrosse and are responsible for my love of the game. Coach Brad McLam handed me a long pole and taught me how to use it. (Northport Head) Coach (George) Searing brought me up to varsity as a freshman and I’m learning more from him everyday.

What travel team did you play on and what were some of the big showcase events you participated in last summer?
I play for Team Tiger. This summer I participated in the UMass Mid. Summer Classic, the L.I. Lacrosse Classic at Hofstra, and the Battle of the Hotbeds at University of Delaware, where I was selected for the 2014 allstar team.

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