The Northeastern baseball coaching staff landed a note-worthy commitment from a player in the Class of 2023 last week when Duxbury High (Mass.) infielder Chris Walsh decided to follow the path of his older brother, Cam.
Chris Walsh fits the mold of a typical Northeastern commit -- a multi-sport public school athlete who has plenty of room for development on the Boston campus. UMass Lowell was also in the mix for Walsh's services, but the 5-foot-11, 175-pound baseball and football player felt most comfortable with Northeastern after watching his brother put together a nice career there from 2016 to 2019.
While Northeastern has emerged as a top-three D1 program in New England during Mike Glavine's eight seasons as head coach, the Huskies coaching staff has not followed the typical recruiting model of other big-time D1 programs. The Northeastern staff doesn't rush the process of filling out each recruiting class even though most D1 programs are asking for commitments earlier and earlier.
Walsh's commitment marked the fifth for Northeastern in the Class of 2023. Four of the five players are from New England. Four of the five also attend public schools. By comparison to the other top programs in New England, UConn has 11 commitments in the Class of 2023, and five of those 11 players are from New England. Boston College has six commitments in the Class of 2023, and two of those players hail from New England.