Revolution defender picks Villanova

Willis Griffith, a Class of 2013 defender prospect from Amherst, N.H., confirmed Thursday night that he has committed to Villanova.

Griffith has started in 20 of his 22 appearances with the New England Revolution Under-17/18 Development Academy squad this season. Last year, he made 28 appearances, including 26 starts, for the Under-15/16 team, and scored three goals.

He was a two-time all-state high school performer at Souhegan (Amherst, N.H.).

Griffith joins a recruiting class that includes John Jlopleh from Maryland, Max Kroschwitz from Pennsylvania, Eric McKenna from New York and Will Steiner from Connecticut.