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The star attackman from Long Island’s Northport High School had been planning on heading south to play at the Division I level. Now, he’s opted for the Midwest.

Rocco Sutherland, one of the nation’s top 2015 players, has verballed to Michigan after decommitting from Maryland, a decision first reported by Joe Lombardi on’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section earlier this week.

recruiting_update“I started thinking about decommitting over the summer and wanted to explore other options,” Sutherland said. “Although Maryland is great university, I just felt more at home at Michigan.”

Sutherland also considered Cornell after decommitting from Maryland.

He visited Michigan this past weekend.

“It was a great experience,” he said. “I enjoyed the football game (against Utah) and school atmosphere. The city of Ann Arbor is a beautiful place and I can’t wait to spend my next four years there.”

Sutherland has the ability to make an immediate impact for the Wolverines. He is a skilled and athletic offensive force who can break down a defense with a variety of dodges and shooting angles.

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