Josh High Commits to Limestone University
After weighing college football and lacrosse options for the last few months, Senior Josh High has chosen to continue his education and lacrosse career at Limestone University.
“This was a huge decision in my life that took several weeks of thought. I love that the lacrosse team at Limestone is one big family,” he said. “The brotherhood feel of the team is unbeatable. The coaches all seem like extremely genuine guys who I will learn a lot from. I can see that the style of play is top tier and I am very excited to step up to it.”
As a sophomore, High's athletic abilities allowed him to earn a starting role on the varsity football team as a cornerback. During his senior football season he played under new head Coach Andrae Jacobs who praised High's abilities:
"We always used Josh to play man to man versus our opponents best wide receiver. Josh is so quick and physical that most teams didn't even throw the ball to his side of the field. Josh made defensive game planning extremely easy."
High has only been playing lacrosse since 8th grade. After learning the basic fundamentals of the game, he quickly became one of the most feared defenders in the SWAC conference. At 5'10" and 170 pounds, High has ideal size for his midfield defensive position and a lot of strength that allows him to seeks out the opponent’s top scoring threat and relishes the challenge.
Middle Creek's Head Lacrosse Coach Nick Holota value what High brings to the program -"Josh is a threat to come across the middle and put a hurting on an unsuspecting middies, and when he gets the ball in his stick and rolling upfield, it’s very tough to slow him down. High goes all out, all the time, and does a great job of communicating with his defensive mates."
Limestone's head lacrosse coach Brendan Storrier is looking to continue a dominate program by recruiting players like High. “We want to recruit young men who will represent this school and community with class and integrity and Josh fits the mold perfectly.” The Saints lacrosse team is currently ranked #7 in the county.
When asked how he wanted to be remembered in the Middle Creek Community, High's response: “I want Middle Creek community to remember me for my work energy competitive nature. I want an example of how any kid can battle through adversity and achieve their goals. Thank you Coach Holota for believing in me and teaching me the game of lacrosse. I probably wouldn't be in this position without the support of Mr. Barry and Mrs. Lana Daniels.
Limestone University is located in Gaffney, South Carolina. The Saints compete in the DII South Atlantic Conference.