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The latest 2018 verbal comes from the Keystone State.

Manheim Township (PA), to be exact. That’s where goaltender Caton Johnson has committed to the University of North Carolina, a decision reported when it was made last week by Joe Lombardi on’s Lacrosse Insider premium coverage section.

The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Johnson is an agile and athletic righty with good reflexes and athleticism. He is strong on low shots and also effective on clears.

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

What were the main factors in your decision?
I loved the location of UNC, that was a big one for me. As soon as I got on campus I felt an immediate connection to the coaching staff, they are great people. Lastly UNC is also a very strong school academically.

What other schools did you consider?
Maryland, and Notre Dame.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
I like to focus on being explosive in the cage, I play a flat arch which gives me more time to track down shots on goal. I also focus on getting the ball up the field as efficiently as possible on clears.

cjohnsonhedshotCommunication is a big part of my game as well, I like to be a leader on the field.

What travel team do you play on and what showcases have you competed in?
I participated in: I play for the Dukes Lacrosse 2018. I was in the in the Philly Freshman Invitational with NXT 2017.I also played for FCA National U15 this past summer in the Vail Shootout.

Any final thoughts?
I would like to thank Coach Ebe Helm and Jason Christmas, along with the rest of the Dukes organization.

I would also like to thank Marty Kupprion and Brett Manney, along with the rest of the NXT organization which I participated in this last summer.

Lastly, I would like to thank Coach Bryan Kelly of Calvert Hall.

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