Johns Hopkins' men's lacrosse program consistently signs the country's top high school players. The Blue Jays have won nine NCAA national championships and have their pick of the best prospects in the United States.
Even with that in mind, the Blue Jays' newest recruit is unlike any other.
Five-year-old Marquise Long, who is battling a pediatric brain tumor, was paired with the Blue Jays through the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. Friends of Jaclyn works to partner children who have pediatric tumors with high school and college teams. Its namesake, Jaclyn Murphy, has a strong connection to Northwestern lacrosse coach Kelly Amonte Hiller and the Wildcats' program.
Johns Hopkins went above and beyond with its commitment to Marquise. Not only are the Blue Jays welcoming the young boy into their family, they also held a "signing day" for Marquise and his family.
Below is the heartwarming video of Marquise getting his Blue Jays uniform and touring the lacrosse facilities.
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