Standouts From The Philly Freshman Team Invitational

CxtqpNiW8AA3gA7.jpgFor 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.

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Rosters & Info For This Weekend’s Committed Combine ’44’ In Maryland

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

10 Who Impressed From A Weekend On Long Island: NLF Individual/Team Showcases & LI Fall Classic

cxpzxqfwiauf4k1The 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

Standouts From The Fall NHSLS Event In Baltimore

logo-2016-wideCarrying 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

Class of 2020 Standouts From The NLF Power 12 Showcase

IMG_3804.JPGSeveral 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

Standouts From The 2nd Annual Dixie Top 200 In Nashville

the_dixie_top_200_camp_logoMoving 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

Pietramala, Tambroni and Myers to Lead 3 Strong / Lacrosse Masters Instructional Prospect Camp

3StrongInstagram.jpgLacrosse 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.

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Rosters For This Weekend’s 5th Annual Project 9 Event In Baltimore

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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.
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Recruiting Rundown’s Top 50 Sophomores + Watchlist for the Class of 2019

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With the proliferation in early commits lately, rising sophomore year has become a pivotal time for the recruiting process, as top 2019’s have been followed closely by top college programs for over a year by now. This list – which highlights the early Top 50 in order as well as a 50-man watchlist – is a combination of Recruiting Rundown’s coverage of over 30 events and the anonymous scouting reports from well over a dozen Division I recruiters.  Continue reading