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Not the best 2019 in the country by a long shot. Really nice player but the level of defense played in those highlights is awful, at best. I’ve seen all the top 2019 teams and while he’s up there with the best he wouldn’t make my top three.
Ok so the kids decent. The defenses and goalies he’s playing against are a little suspect. However I didn’t see much more than him getting a few great feeds and finishing, something that just about any decent seventh grade attackman should be able to do. Props to him and his family for getting his name out there though. Early exposure creates greater oppurtunities.
Can we please stop with this? This kid is a decent player but the defenses they are playing are really questionable, especially the goalies
Ok, he can finish from 4 yards. Can he shoot from outside or dodge or run or defend or ride?
When he plays against kids his own age these are relevant questions. When he’s playing against kids much more physically mature than he is, his ability to find open space and finish is incredible. Also had a lot of unselfish, on the money feeds while getting pressured that led to goals.
Jd, I have a couple questions, what happens when he takes a hit? I realize you are saying he is playing older kids, how much older? From my experience, great players at a truly high level will be doubled, knocked down, and cheap shotted (fair or not). I only ask the second question to figure out how small this kid really is. It seems to me his ability to find space is good, his finishing is good, but the field evens out a lot in high school and especially in college; therefore I think giving a kid such high praise is going a bit overboard. I would simply tell him to continue to work out and get better because if he thinks he is good, he is wrong, he hasn’t gone anywhere yet (not to be too harsh)