It’s the busiest time of year for major D-I commitments in the nation’s No. 1 hotspot for lacrosse, the NY/NJ/CT tristate region. Get caught up right here, right now.
Connecticut power Wilton has made a big recruiting splash this last week two rising junior commitments.
We will be spotlighting both, beginning with longstick midfielder Michael Brown, who has the distinction of selecting a college that bears his last name. Brown has committed to the admissions process at Brown University.
RJ Romeo, a faceoff midfielder who verballed to Providence, is Wilton’s other 2016 commit. Check back for PJ’s thoughts on his decision. Both Brown and Romeo play travel lacrosse for Prime Time. Their verbals were both reported last week by Joe Lombardi on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.
The 6-foot, 165-pound Brown, a righty, was an all-star at Maverik Showtime, MVP and King of the Hill. He was a third-team all-FCIAC selection this past spring.
“He’s dual threat both on defense and is very lethal in transition,” Prime Time director Nick Daniello said of Brown, whose highlight reel you can watch here.
Now, here’s a Q&A with Michael on his commitment.
What were the main factors in your decision?
An Ivy League education was something that I have always aspired for, and when the opportunity arose with Brown, it was too good of an option to turn down.
Also, I felt very comfortable with (Brown Head) Coach (Lars) Tiffany and his staff on my visit and saw Brown’s established lacrosse program and campus location as perfect fits for me.
What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
I considered and also visited Cornell, Fairfield, Colgate, Richmond and Providence.
What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My strengths as a player are my athleticism and ability to handle the ball. I would describe my style of play as aggressive and transition oriented. I like to press out on my guy and cause turnovers leading to fastbreak opportunities.
What area of your game do you need to work on?
I need to work on my left hand, variety of checks and my lacrosse IQ. In addition, I can always work on my speed and strength as well.
How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I was introduced to lacrosse in fourth grade by my friends parent and instantly fell in love with the game. I played football through eighth grade and currently play basketball as well as lacrosse for my high school.
Any final thoughts?
First and foremost, I would like to thank Nick Daniello, my Prime Time director, for helping me through the recruiting process. I would also like to thank my high school coaches, John Wiseman and Steve Pearsall, for contributing to my development as a person and player.
Last but not least, I truly appreciate all the support my family gave me through this process.
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