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Next Step for Bubba Fairman is with Terps

If you’ve been anywhere near lacrosse in Utah over the past several years, you’ll be familiar with the name Bubba. From his early time on club teams like the Utah Starz, Blackhawks, and West Coast Starz, Bubba Fairman has made a name for himself on the lacrosse field. The Brighton High School and club Utah Prime standout’s hard work has paid off as he recently signed his letter of intent (LOI) to play at D-I Maryland.
We caught up with Fairman to find out more about his journey to D-I and hopefully give some insight into the process for other potential recruits.

ULN: What schools were you considering before deciding to sign with Maryland?
Fairman: From the time I decommitted from Navy and recommitted to The University Of Maryland, I was mainly talking with two schools: Syracuse and Rutgers.Bubba Fairman Lacrosse
ULN: What about the Maryland program made you decide that being a Terp was the right choice?
Fairman: The main focal point that stood out to me was the education aspect. Whenever talking with Coach Tillman, he always mentioned how important education was; whereas, some of the other colleges focused more on the lacrosse aspect. Also, the coaches and the facilities at UMD are all top notch.
 
ULN: While the prospect of playing for a D-I school is exciting, you still have one last high school season in front of you. What are you looking forward to and what goals do you have for the season?
Fairman: Although Utah has many very talented high school teams this year, I strongly feel that we have the ability to bring home a championship. In a personal sense, I would like to become a better player on the field, a better leader, but also a better person.
ULN: What advice would you give to other players looking to play at the next level?
Fairman: I started playing for Brighton in the 4th grade, then started playing club in the 5th grade. Being on all these club teams allowed me to be seen by some college coaches. I decided to make the exciting journey back east to a boarding school — The Calverton School. While there, I was able to play against the top talent in the nation which helped me with recruiting me in becoming a better player.
I think it is very important to play/practice lacrosse as much as possible.
ULN: Awesome advice. Anything else?
Fairman: I would like the lacrosse community to know how grateful I am for them. They have helped to grow this great game and support us who play it. I would not be where I am without many of the awesome people in this community, so, thank you.
Fairmand and the Brighton Bengals will look to improve on last year’s semifinal exit from the UHSLL Class-A Playoffs.
The Maryland Terrapins, or Terps for short, made the NCAA D-I playoffs this past season as the 6th overall seed and came up just short in the championship game, losing to No. 4 Denver.

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