He’s the first of what will undoubtedly be many.

Jared Nugent informed Joe Lombardi yesterday that that he has verballed to Villanova.

The midfielder becomes the first St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) Class of 2015 college commit. Nugent’s verbal was first reported on LaxLessons.com’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section,

The 5-foot-8, 152-pound Nugent, a hard-nosed righty who excels on groundballs as well as defense, plays club for the Long Island Express Orange Barracudas 2016. You can watch his highlight reel here.

Nugent, who has not yet played varsity lacrosse, becomes Villanova’s second 2016 tristate commit joining Owen Black of the Hun School (N.J.).

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

What were the main factors in your decision?
Villanova felt like the perfect fit for me as soon as I stepped on campus. It offers excellent academics and a highly competitive lacrosse program. The coaching staff made me feel welcome and I am very happy to have the opportunity to play for them.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit? 
I was considering Loyola, Army and I visited both schools.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I feel that I am a total player. I go hard after groundballs and also pride myself on my defense.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
As a young player, I still need to develop my total game.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse and what other sports have you played?
I went to a clinic that my town’s youth program was running when I was in kindergarten and I have been playing ever since. I have also played soccer and basketball.

What showcase events did you participate in?
Nike Blue Chip, Maverick Showtime and National 175 Invite.

Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank my parents for giving me the opportunity to play lacrosse. I would also like to thank all my coaches for helping me develop my game and all the support they given me over the years.

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