If you’ve been following along as each new commit is made on our Lacrosse Insider special coverage section, you know that Boston University’s brand-new men’s program has been making big strides in recruiting in the nation’s No. 1 hotbed for lacrosse, the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tristate region.

Coach Ryan Polley and the Terriers picked up their third tristate Class of 2014 commit earlier this week.

Matt Ragimierski, an attackman/midfielder from Eastport

South Manor High School (N.Y.), verballed to  on BU, a commitment first reported when it was made on Aug. 19 by Joe Lombardi on Lacrosse Insider.

The 5-foot-9, 162-pound Ragimierski finished with 29 goals and 18 assists last season for the Sharks while earning all-county and all-division honors.

A righty, Ragimierski has excellent field vision and enjoys quarterbacking the Sharks’ offense.

“I like feeding and getting everyone involved,” he said.

recruiting_updateNow, here’s a Q&A with Matt on his commitment.

What were the main factors in your decision?
I chose BU for the top-notch academic reputation and the location.  It’s close to home but far enough away.

I knew the first time I stepped on Nickerson Field, Boston was where I wanted to play lacrosse.  I am grateful for the opportunity to play for Coach Polley, (Assistant) Coach (Drew) Kelleher and (Assistant) Coach (Justin) Domingos.  I look forward to being part of this new program.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Lafayette, Salisbury, St John’s and SUNY Cortland.

What areas of your game do you need to work on?
Getting bigger, stronger and faster.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I was introduced to lacrosse by my first PAL football coach, George Ritter.

I have played basketball and football.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for Team ESM. I attended  Tristate, LI LaxShowcase Peak 200, TriState and Under Armour.

Any final thoughts?
I want to thank my high school coaches: Kevin Huff (head coach), Dan Luciano ( assistant coach) and Shaun Brogan (assistant coach) for making me the player I am today.  Coach Huff has had a tremendous impact on my lacrosse career since 6th grade.

I would also like to thank Ken Miller (Everest Recruiting and LI Sting) who has helped guide me through the recruiting process. His involvement has helped make this possible.

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