The Adrenaline Challenge has long acted as a premier showcase of the lacrosse talent that the West has to offer, taking place shortly after New Year’s in beautiful Del Mar. Moved a weekend back and now welcoming Division I recruiters, the weekend was kicked off with over 40 coaches at San Diego State walking uncommitted players through drills before they hit the field for game play. Have a look below at who caught my eye during three days of lacrosse in prime SoCal weather. Continue reading
Rounding out RR’s recruiting coverage for the calendar year, I was in Vegas two weekends ago for Adrenaline’s Blackjack Classic, attending both days for the second year in a row. Just like the upcoming Challenge event in January (arguably ADRLN’s premiere tournament), this particular event drew a wide variety of the top satellite teams from all over the West. In a new wrinkle, Friday evening saw several dozen players gather for the Las Vegas Prospect Day, which attracted Division I coaches to the staff to instruct and evaluate the young talent before the big tournament kicked off. Here’s who caught my eye throughout the weekend.
For the last several years (since the rise in super early recruiting), NXT’s Philly Freshman Invitational has acted as one of the most well attended events of the fall. Despite the brutal weather conditions, college coaches and recruits showed out in full force. Saturday’s individual showcase took place at United Sports in Downingtown, while Sunday’s team invitational went down at a nearby high school. Recruiting Rundown contributor Bill Tharp was on site for the latter portion and has a detailed look at the top players.
Coach Scott Pugh’s “Committed Combine 44” will take place this weekend (Dec. 3-4) outside of Baltimore, MD and will feature some of the top committed players in the country. The two-day event is broken down into two field training sessions on Saturday, an evening leadership workshop with Adam Bradley (Lead ‘Em Up), Sunday morning weight room session with University of Maryland men’s lacrosse strength & conditioning coach Ryan Cotter, culminating with a full-length game on Sunday powered by East Coast Dyes. Continue reading
The final weekend of the November circuit is an important one, as colleges get one final look at recruits before the college season begins late in the winter. Though there were a plethora of competitive events throughout the Northeast, I made my way to Farmingdale State on Long Island two weekends ago to hit the NLF Individual Showcase, LI Fall Classic (which took place both days) and Sunday’s NLF Team Showcase. Here’s who caught my eye. Continue reading
Carrying over momentum from two successful sessions in the summer, NHSLS once again hosted a fall weekend of competitive play at Boys’ Latin, Gilman and RPCS, hosted by Baltimore coaching mainstays Andy Hilgartner and Bob Shriver. Now becoming one of college coaches’ favorite stops of the year, the event grew in size in 2016, welcoming a number of top high school programs to the fray. Have a look below for a huge Recruiting Rundown staff report from evaluators in attendance. Continue reading
Several of the nation’s best 2020 teams took to the fields of Boys’ Latin last Sunday to display their talents on November’s first recruiting weekend. Nearly every college program going after freshmen and sophomore commitments made it a point to make a stop at BL to evaluate ’20s, an impressive group despite being just two months into high school.
Though the first weekend of the fall recruiting circuit can be sloppy (whether due to fall sports or rustiness since the summer), Sunday’s play definitely turned a lot of heads to give evaluators a better understanding of the best recruits in North America. Have a look at below at some of the freshmen who shined. Continue reading
Moving from Birmingham to Nashville for its second year, Dixie Top 200 provided a 50-50 combination of instruction from college coaches and game play, an awfully nice opportunity for an area that doesn’t often get recruiters come their way.
Hosted by Tennessee-based No Excuse Lacrosse, Jim Jasinski (Lacrosse Academy of Birmingham) and directed by Ohio State’s Nick Myers, Division I schools Maryland, Penn State, Denver, Loyola, Yale, Penn, Navy, Mercer, Furman and UMass also helped make up the staff along with a number of coaches from other divisions. I was there all the way through taking notes on the top players so here’s who stood out this past weekend. Continue reading
Lacrosse Masters and 3 Strong Lacrosse announced the date for the Dallas Instructional Prospect Camp providing unprecedented exposure and coaching by three of the best minds in the game: Johns Hopkins head coach Dave Pietramala, Penn State head coach Jeff Tambroni and Ohio State head coach Nick Myers.
The camp is being held starting on Sunday June 4th (7pm – 9pm) offering a free coaches clinic which is open to all youth, high school and club coaches followed by two days of instruction for high level lacrosse prospects in graduation years 2020-2023 on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at the Greenhill School in Addison, Texas.
Arguably the most unique event in high school lacrosse, Project 9 is set to take place this weekend in Baltimore, as all-time greats Paul Rabil and Mark Millon spearhead a staff that will lead 67 of the nation’s best recruits during a grueling three-day weekend of training and preparation for the rigors of college lacrosse. Of those 67, an impressive 28 of the juniors and seniors have been honored as Top 100 players here on Recruiting Rundown in September’s rankings.