November 13, 2019

Buckeyes Ink Nine to National Letters of Intent


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nine student-athletes have signed national letters of intents to further their academic and athletic careers as members of the Ohio State men’s lacrosse program, head coach Nick Myers announced today.

The Buckeyes’ signing class includes players from five different states and one province of Canada and features three top-100 rated players by Inside Lacrosse.

“We’re very excited to officially welcome these young men and their families to Ohio State and Buckeye lacrosse,” said Myers. “Our staff did a great job of bringing this class together. It’s a group that not only fills our needs on the field, but also will strengthen our culture off of it. Buckeye Nation will enjoy watching these young men grow over the next four years.”

Drew Elder | Midfield/Face-off | 5-11, 185 | Mooresville, N.C. / Lake Norman H.S.

  • A two-time high school All-American.
  • Rated as the No. 82 overall player in the Class of 2020 by Inside Lacrosse.
  • First team All-State.
  • Team USA U19 tryout invitee.
  • Won 74.1 percent of his face-offs last year (143 of 193) with 195 ground balls.
  • As a sophomore, was 279-of-352 in the X with 82 ground balls.
  • Scored 33 goals and had eight assists last spring.
  • Is the son of Tom Elder and Kimberlee Welsand.

Jack Graffagnino | Defense | 6-3, 185 | Islip, N.Y. / Islip H.S.

  • Three-year starter who was on Islip’s Class C state championship team as a sophomore.
  • Was invited to try out for the Team USA U19 squad.
  • Ranked as the 13th best player on Long Island.
  • Member of the All-county principal honor roll and foreign language honor society.
  • Is the son of Kevin and Maryjo Graffagnino.

David Graham | 6-2, 187 | Defense/LSM | Bryn Mawr, Pa. / The Haverford School

  • Member of Haverford’s 2017 Inter-Ac championship team.
  • Member of 2018 and 2019 runner up Inter-Ac championship and top 20 nationally-ranked teams.
  • Played for coaches John Nostrant and Brendan Dawson at The Haverford School.
  • Is the son of David Graham and Jill Lynch.

Gerard Kane | 6-1, 220 | Attack | Suwanee, Ga. / Lambert H.S. / Hill Academy (PG)

  • Three-time All-Georgia selection at Lambert High School in Georgia.
  • US Lacrosse All-American.
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution Player of the Year in 2018.
  • Ranked as the No. 76 overall player in the 2020 class by Inside Lacrosse.
  • Selected as a Team USA U19 tryout participant.
  • Is the son of Gerry and Bernadette Kane

Mitchell Sandberg | 6-4, 210 | Attack | Delta, British Columbia / Seaquam Secondary School / The Hill Academy

  • Three-time All-Canadian.
  • 2019 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse champion.
  • Three-time member of Team British Columbia.
  • Four-time national silver medalist.
  • Holds a 4.0 grade-point average.
  • Is the son of Dan and Jodi Sandberg

Logan Santos | 6-0, 185 | Midfield | Wilmington, N.C. / St. Paul’s (MD)

  • Advanced to the second round of tryouts for the 2020 U.S. men’s U19 team.
  • Rated as the No. 74 overall player in the Class of 2020 by Inside Lacrosse.
  • Member of the A and B honor roll at St. Paul’s School in Brooklandville, Md.
  • All-State honoree as a junior in 2019.
  • Is the son of Roni and Ozzy Santos.

Drew Scott | 6-2, 185 | Defense | Dallas, Texas / Highland Park H.S.

  • Three-sport varsity athlete in football, basketball and lacrosse.
  • Two-sport and possibly three-sport captain.
  • Two-time all-district selection in lacrosse.
  • All-District selection in football.
  • Member of Highland Park’s 2018 football state championship team.
  • Is the son of Brian and Kerri Scott.

Henry Watson | 6-2, 185 | Defense | Dallas, Texas / Episcopal School of Dallas

  • Helped Episcopal finish 19-3 and win its fifth state championship as a junior in 2019.
  • Played with current Ohio State freshman Carson Raney in high school.
  • All-conference selection in 2019.
  • Four-year honor roll student.
  • Is the son of David and Lori Watson.

Diego Zimmerman | 6-0, 185 | Midfield | The Woodlands, Texas / The Woodlands H.S. / Taft School

  • A 2018 Texas state champion.
  • 2019 US Lacrosse All-American.
  • Two-time all-state selection at long stick midfield.
  • 2019 Adrenaline All-American.
  • Houston District Most Valuable Player and a senior captain.
  • Is the son of David and Carmen Zimmerman.

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