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Australian defender picks East Tennessee

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Jeremy Saad, a native of Sydney, Australia, has verbally committed to East Tennessee State University, ESPNHS learned Wednesday.

Saad, a defender, will be a transfer from the University of West Sydney.

He was part of an NSW Institute of Sport soccer team that traveled to Korea to face under-17 teams from Asia and Europe.

Saad's addition enhances a strong international recruiting class for ETSU, which has commitments from Joao Ramalho and Henrique Novaes -- natives of Brazil -- and Le-Shaun Young from Canada. Dalton Guzman, from Tennessee, is the only confirmed U.S.-born commitment to the program for the Class of 2012.