It started in October, 2010 when goalie Ryan Feit, then a goaltender at Syosset High School on Long Island, verbally committed to Johns Hopkins.
That commitment, first reported by LaxLessons.com, started a national trend.
Now a senior, Feit’s verbal becomes official during National Letter of Intent Fall Signing Week. Feit told LaxLessons.com in a story published last week that, for him, making one of the best decisions of his life at such a young age was the right call for him.
But now, with so many sophomores making the decision earlier, the trend is becoming more and more controversial. And more scrutinized.
The latest media outlet to focus on it is the Baltimore Sun.
In a story (shown above) with the headline, “Despite reservations, college lacrosse coaches recruit younger and younger players,” the Sun takes an in-depth look at the accelerated recruiting pace.
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