November 11, 2016

Introducing the Buckeye Men’s Lacrosse Class of 2021

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Nov. 11, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The newest members of the Ohio State men’s lacrosse program officially became Buckeyes this week, signing National Letters of Intent to join the Ohio State men’s lacrosse program beginning in Fall 2017.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Class of 2021 to the Buckeye family,” Nick Myers, Ohio State head coach, said. “We have an outstanding senior class for 2017 and our staff worked extremely hard to find the right fit, both on the field and within our culture, following their graduation. This is a group of 13 incredible young men and we couldn’t be more excited to have them as Buckeyes.”

The group includes standouts from Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Texas.

Members of the class of 2021 gathered in Columbus for their official visits last weekend. The future Buckeyes and their families spent time together enjoying meals both on campus and at Coach Myers’ house and attended the Ohio State football game against Nebraska, while the players also took part in a photo shoot. A photo gallery of the weekend is HERE.

Information on the signees is below, including video highlights of each.

JT Bugliosi
Attack
Forrest Hill, Md.
High School/Coach: Calvert Hall College High School/Bryan Kelly
Club/Coach: FCA/Todd Curry
 JT Bugliosi Highlights

Jackson Reid
Attack/Midfield
Guelph, Ontario
High School/Culver Academies/Jon Posner
Club/Coach: Edge/Adam Gardner
 Jackson Reid Highlights

Jackson Smith
Midfield
Ashburn, Va.
High School/Coach: Paul VI High School/Bob Waters
Club/Coach: Madlax/Cabel Maddox
 Jackson Smith Highlights

Omari DeBerry
Midfield
Woodstock, Md.
High School/Coach: Calvert Hall College High School/Bryan Kelly
Club/Coach: FCA/Todd Curry
 Omari DeBerry Highlights

Colby Barker
Midfield
Pittsford, N.Y.
High School/Coach: Pittsford Mendon High School/Andrew Wipple
Club/Coach: Sweetlax/Kevin Martin
 Colby Barker Highlights

Colby Smith
Attack/Midfield
Lancaster, Pa.
High School/Coach: Hempfield High School/Jeremy Adams
Club/Coach: NXT/Marty Kupprion
 Colby Smith Highlights

Hunter Barco
Attack/Midfield
Plain City, Ohio
High School/Coach: Dublin Jerome High School/AJ Auld
Club/Coach: Resolute/Matt Lee
 Hunter Barco Highlights

Griffin Hughes
Midfield
Powell, Ohio
High School/Coach: Olentangy Liberty High School/Jason Godwin
Club/Coach: Resolute/Matt Lee
 Griffin Hughes Highlights

Justin Inacio
Faceoff
Oakville, Ontario
High School/Coach: The Hill Academy/Brodie Merrill
Club/Coach: Edge/Stu Brown
  Justin Inacio Highlights

Evan Riss
Defense
Columbia, Md.
High School/Coach: Oakland Mills High School/Mark Darden
Club/Coach: Baltimore Crabs/Ryan McClernan
 Evan Riss Highlights

Jed Manning
Defense
Hunt Valley, Md.
High School/Coach: The Hill Academy/Brodie Merrill
Club/Coach: Baltimore Breakers/JJ Pearl
 Jed Manning Highlights

Paxton Marks
Defense
Dallas, Texas
High School/Coach: The Episcopal School of Dallas/Pat Kennedy
Club/Coach: Dallas Select/Anthony Crimmins
 Paxton Marks Highlights

Luke Russomanno
Goalie
Medford, N.J.
High School/Coach: Saint Augustine Prep School/JC Valore
Club/Coach: South Shore/JC Valore
 Luke Russomanno Highlights