Lauren Kaskie recently announced her verbal commitment to UCLA, marking another elite 2013 graduate to get the recruiting process out of the way early.
Or maybe ‘early’ isn’t the right term anymore. It’s now pretty standard for a top 2013 girls’ prospect to commit – a subject we’ve thrown out in the past.
The trend is essentially giving the best programs a stronghold on the future, one big-name at a time.
If you don’t believe me, just check out the following programs and their blue chip 2013 recruits as we break down a few future dynasties.
2013s: Morgan Andrews, Hayley Dowd, Meghan MacDonald
Skinny: Andrews is the No. 2 player in the Top 100 list and a surefire star; Dowd (No. 7 on the Top 100 and MacDonald aren’t slouches either, giving the Golden Eagles a great foundation for seasons to come.
2013s: Joanna Boyles, Summer Green
Skinny: Boyles is the top rated player in her class. Enough said. And Green is just behind her at No. 4 on the Top 100 List. The Tar Heels have done well for themselves.
2013s: Antoinette Payne, Sandra Yu
Skinny: Payne is a U.S. National camper and athletic midfielder with potential while Yu is a national team midfielder who is technically superb and happens to be No. 17 on our Top 100 List.
2013s: Natalie Calhoun, Ashton Hierholzer, Kristen Killion, Kendall McKnight, Joanna Robertson
Skinny: Top 100 players from this group include: McKnight (No. 94), Hierholzer (No. 91), Robertson (No. 42) and Killion (No. 9). Oh, and defender Calhoun is a pretty good defender as well, ranking No. 18 in the Texas region.