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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
St. Xavier (Ohio) attacker chooses Michigan

By Mike Loveday

Ian King, St. Xavier
Ian King from St. Xavier (Ohio) at the 2011 Under Armour Underclassmen Games.
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St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio) junior, Ian King, has given a verbal commitment to play men’s lacrosse for Michigan.

King plays attack and was a member of the Midwest team at the 2011 Under Armour Underclassmen games.

Last season King scored 43 goals and added 22 assists and earned All-Ohio South Region and All-Midwest League honors.

The junior also considered Maryland, Georgetown, Bucknell, Johns Hopkins, Brown and Pennsylvania.

EHS: What made Michigan such an attractive choice?

IK: “The great academics and incredible sports tradition at the school. I think the potential for lacrosse to be very competitive will happen even before I get there.”

EHS: What surprised you about the recruiting process?

IK: “It happened so fast for me. The day after the Jake Reed camp ended in June I was making visits and getting offers.”

EHS: What was the most important question you asked college coaches during the process?

IK: “What kind of academic support is available for the athletes to keep their grades high.”

EHS: What one piece of advice would you give to other players who are just starting on the recruiting process?

IK: “Figure out a list of schools that match your academics and lacrosse ability.”

EHS: Is there anything about the recruiting process that you think could change that would have made it easier or less stressful for you?

IK: “It seems to start way too early before junior year.”

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