Checking in on the top lacrosse recruits
ESPN RISE checks in on the latest news in the world of high school lacrosse recruiting.
The Pacific Northwest isn't a hotbed for lax, but it hasn't stopped Landon Carr from becoming a top recruit. The middie had 30 goals in only 10 games as a junior.[+] EnlargeESPN RISEChris LaPierre is headed to Virginia.
His dad is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and his brother plays for the St. Louis Rams, but Howie Long Jr. will be playing lacrosse, not football, at Virginia.
Gilman, a powerhouse program from a powerhouse state, leads the way with four Top 25 recruits, headlined by Jack Doyle, who had 37 goals and 25 assists last season.
John Greeley is a nightmare to defend because he can impact a game in so many ways. Heading into this season, he'd tallied 134 goals and 107 assists in his career.
Chris LaPierre signed with Virginia for lacrosse, but he also set singleseason state records for touchdowns (44) and points scored (272) in football this year.
No. 1 recruit Chris LaPierre talks recruiting.
ESPN RISE: How much pressure comes with being the No. 1 player?
LaPierre:"Obviously it's there. People who don't know you, just by learning the name and the reputation, it's going to give them extra incentive to try harder. When you're the No. 1 player in the country, you have to back it up."
ESPN RISE:What was the hardest part of the recruiting process?
LaPierre:"Choosing between football and lacrosse because I always grew up thinking I was going to play football."
ESPN RISE:What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a top recruit?
LaPierre:"A lot of lacrosse kids just play lacrosse. I got my athleticism from playing football for so many years. Don't just focus on one sport."
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