The World’s Best 7th Grader is Baaaack, Drops a New Highlight Tape


The kid isn’t even in high school yet! Rising 8th grader, John Cohen, is kasjdfnajksdfnkj.

From April:

Meet John Cohen. Cohen is a 7th grader at the IMG Academy. He’s 5 feet tall and weighs 95lbs. There’s one more thing you should know about this kid – he plays on the high school lacrosse team and tears it up.

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  1. Pete on August 2, 2014 at 6:40 am

    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.

  2. Jacob Parker on July 31, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    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.

  3. RV on July 31, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Can we please stop with this? This kid is a decent player but the defenses they are playing are really questionable, especially the goalies

  4. Buster on July 30, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Ok, he can finish from 4 yards. Can he shoot from outside or dodge or run or defend or ride?

    • Jd on July 30, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      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.

      • Chris on July 30, 2014 at 12:39 pm

        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)

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