Taking A Look At the Atlantic Coast Prospect Games – Q&A With Adrenaline President Alex Cade

acpg_logo copy 2.pngWith the evolution of both the events landscape and recruiting as a whole, Adrenaline’s launch of Atlantic Coast Prospect Games (November 11-13) has brought on a lot of positive buzz and curiosity. Designed to be an “all-in-one” prospect weekend in front of three coaches from each ACC school, over 200 players in the classes of 2019 and 2020 will head to Florida to get coached, evaluated and acquainted with some of the nation’s most successful programs.

I recently caught up with Adrenaline president Alex Cade, a Notre Dame alum, to hear more about the ACPG. For more, check out the event siteContinue reading

Breaking Down Committed Video: ’19s Danforth, Moody, Lockshin, Cauley; Mattei ’17

combine_images.jpg Tuesday’s piece analyzing the skill sets displayed in highlight videos did well, so this is something that we’ll be continuing over the next few weeks as recruits finalize commitments. RR contributor Spencer Turkel will be spearheading this feature while I continue to work on Top 100 rankings, which will be released shortly after Labor Day weekend.

If you haven’t by now, submit your updated highlight video – committed players can fill out this form here on the site, while uncommitted prospects can e-mails theirs to rundownvideo@gmail.com. In addition, new commitments can be sent in at this link.

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Breaking Down Committed Video: Georgetown’s MacLeod, MD’s Sawyer, Loyola’s Heuston, Navy’s Leadmon

USNA:LOY:UMD:GTOWNWith two weeks remaining in the dead period, summer is coming to a close and a plethora of lacrosse recruits are making college decisions at a rapid rate.

Event coverage won’t pick up until much later in the fall (though a few more from July will be posted in the coming weeks) and this time has been used primarily as a time to reflect on who impressed this summer on the recruiting trail, leading up to the Top 100 rankings which will be posted in early September.

Spencer Turkel (@phillyfanturk), who did an awesome job interning for the Rundown on the summer circuit, has helped launch a new feature which will break down the highlight reels of notable commitments as they come in. Jump to the submit link to send in your verbal if it’s missing from the lists in order to be written up. Continue reading

2018 and 2019 Standouts From The Inaugural Naptown Challenge

NAPTOWN-Invitational-2016-1.pngWith Annapolis acting as a rare summer circuit host, the first ever Naptown Challenge was a massive hit to all attending clubs, hosted by former Division I coaches Dave Cottle and Matt Hogan at multiple high schools in the vicinity of Maryland’s capital. South River HS (2018), Annapolis (2019) and Kent Island (2020) all hosted pool play on Monday and Tuesday, while championship participants were lucky enough to play in Navy-Marine Corps Stadium on Wednesday evening. Continue reading

2020 Standouts From the 2nd Annual NLF Futures Event

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The National Lacrosse Federation Futures Showcase took place last week at the multi-sport ForeKicks complex in Taunton (Mass.), a three-day event featuring 88 of the top players in each of the classes of 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Players were coached by top college and club coaches and participated in numerous skill and positional sessions, along with competitive games during the event.

The Class of 2020 capped off Day 2 of the showcase with an All-Star game, displaying 36 of the Showcase standouts. The impressive lacrosse IQ and the developing talent level of the players entering high school this year, was evident all week. Ryan Killian has his rising freshman standouts from scrimmage play & the All-Star Game in the Class of 2020. Continue reading

Adrenaline Partners With ACC Coaches For November’s Atlantic Coast Prospect Games In Florida

CnaRjTLXYAEiq1aAdrenaline is proud to announce a first of its kind recruiting experience that aims to give NCAA caliber players an NCAA level experience. With an all-in-one approach in mind, Adrenaline has partnered with the ACC coaching staffs in order to build an instructional and educational recruiting platform unlike any other. Introducing the premiere conference-centric event, the Atlantic Coast Prospect Games (ACPG) will allow the college coaches to do what they do best – coach.
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Maverik Showtime’s Most Impressive Players In The Classes Of 2018 And 2019, Part 1

For several years, Maverik Showtime has acted as the top individual showcase in the country, taking place at Western Connecticut State and entertaining dozens of top rising sophomores and juniors. We were on hand all three days, as the All-Star Games capped things off. A rising sophomore face-off man at the University of Delaware, summer intern Spencer Turkel has his look at some of the top recruits. Check back soon for a big recap of the additional standouts from Showtime from Ty Xanders.  Continue reading

Standouts From Session 1 At National High School Lacrosse Showcase

CnBOxkZXYAAVlReStarted by MIAA coaches back in 2013, the National High School Lacrosse Showcase has quickly turned into one of the most popular recruiting events of the summer, comprised of entire high school teams from around the country.

This year, ‘Flyers’ from Long Island power Chaminade took home the crown in Session I, while St. Paul’s, Loyola Blakefield and Gilman rounded out the final four teams standing. Recruiting Rundown summer intern Tal Bruno was on hand for most of Saturday and has his eight standouts from the event. Continue reading

Division I Commits That Thrived At The Under Armour Underclass Games

Cmd8oV2UsAA5_I6The Recruiting Rundown team of evaluators was out in full force during Under Armour weekend, as three writers camped out on the sidelines for the four-day event, half of which fell during Division I’s new dead period. Between the three of us, we were able to cover every field, focusing mostly on 2017’s and 2018’s for rankings purposes.

In the end, New Jersey (6-1) emerged victorious in the Highlight Division, riding hot goalie play, opportunistic offense and stout D to capture a championship. In the Command Division, Baltimore finished undefeated on the weekend, ousting Philly in the final.

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Standouts From The 4th Annual Legacy Invitational

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The fourth annual Legacy HS Invitational Tournament played at the sprawling 15-field complex in Devens (Mass.) featured 46 programs in the ’17, ’18 and ’19 age groups, consisting of AA and A divisions. Hosted by Laxachusetts, the two-day tournament was played on Thursday and Friday and welcomed 148 college coaches to the sidelines to recruit. Continue reading