PDA defender bound for Ohio State

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Region I ODP star and ESPNHS Top 150 prospect Bridget Skinner has verbally committed to Ohio State. She is one of 15 PDA players from the Class of 2013 to have announced verbal commitments.

Skinner is a three-time Region I ODP player and has experience with the U17 National Team player pool. She’s been a New Jersey State ODP player for each of the past five years and has travelled internationally with the Region I ODP team.

On the high school side, she is a two-time All Conference player, and has served two years as team captain at Middletown South (Middletown, N.J.). Skinner is ranked No. 41 in the ESPNHS Top 150 prospects for the Class of 2013.

She becomes the fifth confirmed commitment to Ohio State for the Class of 2013, joining Lindsay Agnew, Alexis Degler, Nicole Hopkins and Taylor Schissler.

Other Schools Considered: Boston College, Georgetown, Penn State, Rutgers, Villanova, Virginia

Why Ohio State?: "I like the excitement of the big state school with the high-caliber sports and academic opportunities that Ohio State has to offer. The team and Coach [Lori] Walker were very welcoming , they felt like a family and I really enjoyed spending time with them.

What did you learn about the recruiting process?: "During the recruiting process you end up building relationships with a lot of different coaches who are recruiting you. I never expected it to be so difficult to go back to these coaches to tell them that I had to move on to other schools."