By Chris Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 2/2/14
Paul VI (VA) freshman midfielder Jackson Smith has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at The Ohio State University.
Jackson Smith ledger:
High school: Paul VI Catholic High School, VA
Graduation year: 2017
College choice: The Ohio State University (ConnectLAX college profile)
Club affiliation: Madlax
Major lacrosse honors, camps and showcases: Madlax All-Star Spring Champions, Uplax, Philly Invitational Champions, early acceptance to Nike Blue Chip, Madlax spring MVP award
What will you major in/study: Pre-Med/Biology
Why did you choose school: “I chose The Ohio State University because it offers a long tradition of academic excellence combined with athletic programs that are second to none. At OSU, Family, Academics and Lacrosse (in that order) are the foundation of the lacrosse program. I know that the coaches and players at OSU will challenge me on and off the field. It was obvious to me right away that becoming a Buckeye is a special honor and I am excited to join the Buckeye family.”
Outlook for your high school team: “It’s a great time to be a Panther! I expect big things from Paul VI lacrosse and can’t wait to win championships alongside the best coaches and student athletes.”
Thank You: “I would like to thank my family and friends for making time to come to my games and for cheering me along through wins and losses. Thanks to all my coaches with the Ashburn Bandits, Coach Cabell Maddux and his staff at Madlax, and Paul VI Lacrosse Coach, Bob Waters. Thanks also to the Ohio State Lacrosse coaches for believing in me. Most of all, thanks to my Mom and Dad for making this possible.”
Other schools considered: UMD, UVA, Delaware, and Princeton
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