Ohio State has burst into the Class of 2015.

The Buckeyes received their first commitment from a sophomore last week when Michael Laviano verballed to the Buckeyes.

Laviano is a right-handed attackman who plays at Holy Trinity (N.Y.).

The 5-foot-10 Laviano earned all-league honors last season, registering 21 goals and 36 assists. He is an elusive dodger who can feed or finish.

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

What were the main factors in your decision?
I visited three times and I felt very comfortable in that atmosphere and the energy that Ohio State provided. I wanted to choose a school that was both strong athletically and academically.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
UNC, Michigan and Penn State.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My strengths on the field are being able to attack the cage and either score or distribute the ball. My style of play is quick and shifty, making it easy to beat my defender.

What areas of your game do you think you need to work on?
I think I need to work on all aspects of my game, most importantly my off hand and also my shot of pass quickly of off my dodge.

Who have been some of the biggest influences on you during your development as a player?
The Holy Trinity coaching staff for helping me adjust to the speed of the game at the varsity level.

What travel team did you play on and what were some of the big showcase events you participated in this past summer?
I played on For the Love of the Game (FLG) participating in JDRF, NYLA lacrosse showcase, UMass Mid-Summer Classic, Long island Lacrosse Showcase, as well as FLG in 3D. Individually I went to Jake Reed’s Nike Bluechip and Maverick Showtime.

* For more info on Michael, check out his player profile by clicking here.

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