The good folks at TopDrawerSoccer.com, Travis Clark and J.R. Eskilson, highlighted the Top 30 Homegrown prosepects playing in NCAA Division I this season. Which one of these players will follow in the footsteps of Aaron Horton, Matt Lampson, and Ben Speas?
From the article:
D Chad Barson, Akron, Senior (Columbus Crew): A solid center back and experienced senior -- Barson has played in 73 games in his college career to this point -- Barson is going to be a prominent figure on Akron’s side once again.
MF Wil Trapp, Akron, Sophomore (Columbus Crew): A starter from day one for the Zips, Trapp is a deep-lying holding midfielder and member of the U20 MNT. He’ll be a big part of Akron’s season this fall, and is a strong candidate to sign a pro contract one day.
D Matt Wiet, UCLA, Senior (Columbus Crew) The two-time UCLA defensive MVP is going to get plenty of attention from the Crew staff. He is a center back with decent skill who is probably worthy of a Homegrown deal today. However, Crew signing both Barson and Wiet seems like overkill.
Read the entire article here.
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