After a post-Christmas hiatus for vacation, the Uncommitted Highlight Reel of the Day feature returns with a 2018 BBL midfielder who put together a nice fall, bringing him looks from several established Division I programs.
Tyler Lawton, who performed well at the Adrenaline Fall Invitational in particular, is almost a throwback type of player who is a tremendous asset in transition and at the face-off X. While somewhat rough around the edges, he is constantly drawing the slide and creating offense with his outside shot or crafty stickwork that allow him to get past checks and in close for the finish.
A lot of schools – Syracuse, Notre Dame and Penn State, for example – are pursuing Lawton hard thanks to his versatility, assertiveness and overall playmaking ability. He attended all three of those prospect days, which probably helped his standing even more, so a commitment in the near future should be expected. Virginia and Lehigh (where Lawton also made a stop for the Mountain Hawks’ prospect weekend) are also in the mix at this early stage.
The freshman middie plays at under-the-radar New Jersey program New Providence, nestled near well known lacrosse towns Chatham and Summit. However, Lawton will play in a lesser league, so despite the fact that he’ll likely have a large role for the Pioneers over the next four springs, most of the major tests he’ll face will have to come during the fall and summer tournaments. In July, for example, he’ll head to Maverik Showtime as well as Baltimore Summer Kickoff, IL Invitational, Crabfeast and the NXT Philly Team Invitational with BBL.