Each Friday following the Monday release of an IMG Academy 150 update, we highlight eleven of the regionally ranked players from around the country for that class. All were recommended for their respective regional lists by our network of scouts and coaches.
You can check their rankings as well as all the other regionally ranked players here.
GK Kyle Orciuch, Chicago Fire – Orciuch is a physically gifted and athletic goalkeeper who has started eight matches for the Fire’s U16 Development Academy.
D Clayton Dawes, Concorde Fire – Dawes was selected as one of TopDrawerSoccer’s daily best at December's DA Showcase for his defensive efforts in Concorde’s match against Oakwood SC. Before the Development Academy, Dawes competed for Concorde in US Youth Soccer's National League.
D Allen Seals, Orlando City – Seals was called into the U. S. U15 Boys National Team mega-camp last November, and is a starting defender for Orlando City’s U16 Development Academy where he has 15 starts in 18 matches as a 2000 birth year.
D Tarik Ramlawi, Santa Cruz Breakers Academy – An intelligent organizer in central defense, Ramlawi also has the ability to score, proving that with three goals for the Breakers U16 team during the 2015-16 season.
M Matthew Hundley, Real Colorado – Hundley has been a standout for Real Colorado for several years now, and was chosen by TopDrawerSoccer as a player that deserves a youth national team look in the future.
M Collin Innes, Sporting Kansas City – Innes is a starter in midfield for the SKC U16s, having started 11 of 12 matches during the 2015-16 season. Last season, he was a member of the SKC U14 Development Academy and earned a spot on the TopDrawerSoccer Best XI for his play with the SKC U15 USYS team that won a national championship in July.
M/F Minseo Bae, San Diego Surf – Bae, who goes by the nickname Brian, has played in 15 matches, starting five, for Surf’s U16 Development Academy during the 2015-16 season, with one goal.
F Carter Emack, Philadelphia Union – Emack, a former U14 Boys National Team member, moved to Philadelphia Union from his home club Birmingham United in 2014 and is currently rostered on Union’s U16 Development Academy as well as U15 Northeast Pre-Academy teams.
F Joseph Alex, Empire United – The left-sided player for Paul Valenti’s U16s turned heads at the December Showcase when he scored a hat trick in Empire’s 4-2 defeat of Lonestar SC. Alex is the leading scorer for his team with six goals on the season.
F Tyler Shea, Dallas Texans – Shea has been a member of the Texans’ Development Academy system for three years, and currently plays on the U16s which sit in third place in the Texas Division.
F Luke Mega, Richmond United – Mega is one of the top scorers in the Atlantic Division of the Development Academy with eight goals on the season, and looks to be on his way to another double-digit year.