HARRISONBURG, Va. - James Madison men's tennis head coach Steve Secord announced Wednesday that Brett Moorhead has signed a national letter of intent to play tennis for the Dukes. He will join the team for the 2013-14 season.
"I am extremely excited to have Brett sign with us during this early signing," Secord stated. "Brett is a quality player, student and most importantly person. It is a tremendous feeling having one of the top in-state players choose JMU when there are so many great universities in our state."
Moorhead is a senior at Cosby High School in Midlothian, Va., and currently ranks as the No. 4 player in Virginia for the class of 2013 according to the Tennis Recruiting Network. The Tennis Recruiting Network also ranks Moorhead as the No. 27 player in the Mid-Atlantic region and the No. 176 player in the nation.
The four-star recruit is the reigning Group AAA state boys' tennis singles champion after he defeated Scott Huang this past June. Huang is now a freshman playing for conference-rival William & Mary. As a sophomore, Moorhead was the Dominion District tennis champion in both singles and doubles competition. Throughout high school, he has been a regular competitor in United States Tennis Association tournaments.
Secord looks for his newest recruit to use this experience and success to help him at the collegiate level.
"The 13-14 recruiting class will be a big one for us, and I know Brett is ready to work hard to help us elevate the level of our program."