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Providence secures commitment from Callahan

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With its national championship trophy in hand, Providence College continues to build on the momentum it has gained on the recruiting trail. On Thursday, Nate Leaman received a verbal commitment from '99 left defenseman Michael Callahan out of Roxbury Latin.

A fourth round selection by the Bloomington Thunder in this past May's USHL Phase I Futures Draft, Callahan possesses the size and physical tools to one day be an elite defender. For a player his size and age, he moves well on his skates. He is strong and physical in his own zone and gets shots on net from the point in the offensive zone. He has strong hockey sense to go along with his intimidating presence on the blue line.

Callahan plays split-season hockey for the Cape Cod Whalers 16U team. He joins a growing list of players from the '99 Providence Capitals team to commit to a Division I school, including Marc McLaughlin (St. Lawrence), Brian Scoville (UMass) and Matt Allen (Providence).

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Jeff Cox covers college, junior, high school and prep hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxSports.