Defender set to join his brother at Radford

Lars Eckenrode, a Class of 2013 defender from Springfield, Va., confirmed that he has verbally committed to Radford University.

Eckenrode's older brother, Jannik, committed to Radford for the Class of 2012.

Lars Eckenrode plays for D.C. United's under-15/16 Development Academy squad, which currently sits in second place in the Mid-Atlantic Division. Eckenrode has started in 17 of his 18 appearances this season, and has scored one goal.

He attends West Springfield (Springfield, Va.).

Eckenrode is the second confirmed commitment to Radford for the Class of 2013, joining Zachary Turk.