Barron Collier (Naples, Fla.)
has quickly established itself as a must-stop for college recruiters for girls lacrosse.
According to The Naples News
, the eight-year-old program has sent 10 players to the college ranks, including four Division 1 signees in April. The latest commitment was a big one, too, considering the player and the college program.
Freshman Olivia Ferrucci
committed to North Carolina, which is ranked fourth in the most recent national rankings
Despite being only a ninth-grader, Ferrucci had no issues committing so early in her high school career. According to the report, she already had also visited powerhouse programs Florida, Georgetown, Maryland and Johns Hopkins. All are ranked in the Top 25.
"It really felt right to me," Ferrucci told the newspaper. "I didn't feel like waiting was going to help me at all. I have specific goals I want to do with my life in and out of lacrosse, and I feel like UNC will help me accomplish those."
Although Ferrucci has verbally committed to the Tar Heels, she will not be able to sign a letter of intent until she is a senior.