We’ve been hearing rumblings for the past few months about early lacrosse recruiting at Baltimore area high schools, sometimes as early at the ninth grade. Now the Washington Post is reporting the same trend in the DC suburban private school community, too. Parents and fans are asking: Isn’t it a little much?
“I can maybe see [early recruiting] in the sports in which the professionals are paid tens of millions of dollars — lacrosse doesn’t have that,” US Lacrosse President Steve Stenersen says in the article. “To what end are we creating this culture of pressure on younger and younger kids to make a college decision?”
What do you think? How early is too early to recruit for lacrosse, or any college sport for that matter?
Read High School Lacrosse faces Challenging New Reality With Early Recruiting at washingtonpost.com