Jan. 21, 2013
In the 21st and final question-and-answer series for Class One, the first recruiting class of the U-M men's lacrosse team, Evan Glaser, an attackman from McDonogh High School in Owings Mills, Md., is profiled. One of the first commitments to the Wolverines in Class One, Glaser was a three-year prep starter at attack. He also played two seasons of varsity football.
On the transition from high school to Division I Lacrosse ... "I feel like I've had pretty good coaching back home, so there haven't been a lot of technique or strategy adjustments, but there's a whole new speed of the game when you're playing Division I. Catching up to some of the older guys has been tough, but I'm getting used to it.
What drew him to Michigan the most ... "The long-standing athletic tradition is definitely something that played a big impact, as well as the world famous academics. I think it's also a unique opportunity to get involved with such a new program."
On being a part of the first recruiting class ... "It's a tremendous honor and really makes all of the hard work that we have put in, training and the recruiting process, worth it. I couldn't be happier to be here. "
How has it been different for you being such an early commit to the program ... "My philosophy in the recruiting process was to get to a school where it feels right and I can't see myself anywhere else. Stepping on the University of Michigan campus I felt that immediately. The coaching staff and some of the other guys on the team verified my feelings, and I didn't want to wait because you never know what's going to happen, so I pulled the trigger as soon as I could."
What is it like playing with such great talent in high school ... "That was a really big help in transitioning into college ball because for the past couple of years playing at McDonogh, I was getting guarded every day by kids that are now at Georgetown, Denver, and Ohio State. I feel like I've played against the MIAA's toughest, so then when I transitioned, I wasn't really in shock or in awe of any of the kids I was playing against. I'm just trying to compete every day."
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