"I study a lot," he said. "Academics are important to me. One of my friends signed, K.J. Hockaday from John Carroll. I grew up playing my whole life with him. He committed a year ago to Maryland, but I wanted to make sure it was right for me. ... After visiting the Ivys, I wasn't sure I was ready for the Ivy League. They're further from home, and they don't have the same vibe. I don't think I'm that type of person. Maryland is more laid-back."