East Tennessee lands two Montverde players

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Midfielder Henrique Novaes and forward Joao Ramalho, a pair of players from Brazil who are attending Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.), have committed to East Tennessee State.

Ramalho had 20 goals and 12 assists last year, earning ESPNHS All-America honors. Ramalho is rated the No. 27 prospect in the ESPNHS 150 for the Class of 2012.

Novaes had 17 goals and eight assists for Montverde last season.

Ramalho and Novaes become the third and fourth Montverde seniors to commit to NCAA Division I programs this year. Montverde finished the 2010-2011 season with an undefeated record and the POWERADE FAB 50 Winter No. 1 ranking.

Ramalho and Novaes join Tennessee standout Dalton Guzman and Canadian Le-Shaun Young as East Tennessee State's confirmed commits for the Class of 2012.