In December, former Stanford football captain Ricky Miezan, a monster of an athlete with elite speed and power, announced he would be playing midfield for the University of Virginia lacrosse team this spring.
Miezan is a former No. 1-ranked lacrosse recruit who entered the transfer portal at the conclusion of his school's football season looking for a chance to play his former sport of choice.
He chose UVA, one of the top programs in the country, which also is home to another behemoth midfielder with one season of Division 1 lacrosse under his belt: Griffin Schutz.
The idea of pairing the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Schutz (Trumbull, Conn.) and the 6-foot-2, 235-pound Miezan in the midfield has Cavalier fans drooling and ACC defensive coordinators sweating. Miezan is getting a lot of headlines as a football recruit using his extra year of eligibility to play lacrosse at the highest level, and deservedly so.