George Mason signs two of top recruits from Virginia

It’s the inaugural recruiting class for new George Mason coach Jay Hosack and he already landed two of the top in-state prospects.

George Mason announced last week that high school seniors Brad Creamer and Bryce Gatling have committed to play for the Patriots beginning in 2017.

Creamer, a middle attacker and outside attacker from Virginia Beach, Virginia, had multiple offers from nationally ranked MPSF teams and from Penn State but opted to play for George Mason. In addition, Creamer is one of the captains of his high school team.


Gatling, a middle attacker from Norfolk, Virginia, earned first-team all-conference honors with his high school team for the second consecutive year. He also played on the same club team with Creamer and four current George Mason players.

“Both are outstanding young men and great students and we are all thrilled to make them a part of the Patriot family,” Hosack said in a statement.

George Mason enter its first season under Hosack after reaching the EIVA Tournament championship match last season. The Patriots also have a majority of starters returning for the upcoming season, including Freshmen All-American setter Brian Negron.