The University at Albany continues to draw in standouts from upstate New York.

The latest comes from outside Syracuse.

Watertown High School junior Noah Taylor has decided on the Great Danes after drawing a substantial amount of recruiting interest.

Taylor is the Great Danes’ third 2015 tristate verbal, joining Jack Burgmaster (Auburn, NY, midfield) and Matthew Perla (Orchard Park, NY), defense).

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound righty is a strong dodger and athletic midfielder who also plays basketball and soccer. You can watch his highlight reel here.

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

What were the main factors in your decision?
I loved the coaches and the players as well as the campus and facilities. The school was perfect me in vicinity from home and I knew that was where I needed to end up.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Towson, Siena, Drexel and Rutgers.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I am a good shooter on the run off of the dodge. I work a lot up top and dodge hard.

What area of your game do you need to work on?
I need to work on my conditioning along with my finishing on the inside and lefty shot.

How did you get introduced to lacrosse?
My dad got me into it when I was young and he coached my youth teams. Then as I got older, I saw older guys at my school go into college and play lacrosse so that fired me on.

What travel team do you play on what showcase events did you participate in?
I play for the CNY Roadhawks and I have participated in the NSCLA all-star game and the Black Card Showcase.

Any final thoughts?
I want to thank my dad first and foremost above all for driving me all over the East Coast and dealing with me in the long rides.

I would also like to thank all of my coaches past and present, especially (Watertown Head) Coach (Brian) Navarra from my high school, and Coach (Brittany) Stagnitta and Coach (JD) Jones from my club team.

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