The men’s Division I recruiting process is still very much in flux at this point in 2019, with MLS teams seeking to tie down some soon-to-be freshman to Homegrown contracts.
Two previously committed players have signed pro contracts since the last recruiting rankings update, with a handful of other still possible between now and the start of preseason.
With that in mind, there are a few changes in the latest edition of the Recruiting Rankings. Below is the latest 2019 men’s top 15 recruiting classes February update, powered by the 2019 Boys IMG Academy Top 150.
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1. UC Irvine*
Commitments: M Jorge Hernandez (LA Galaxy – No. 14), D Kwabena Boateng (Sacramento Republic FC – No. 40), F Mario Anaya (San Jose Earthquakes – No. 71), M Edward Berumen (Sacramento Republic FC – No. 105), M Oscar Cervantes (LA Galaxy – No. 137), M Diego Aragon (FC Golden State), F Rafael Espinoza (Pateadores), D Ricardo Ibarra (San Jose Earthquakes), M Roberto Molina (Barca Academy)
Transfers: M/F Eder Oliva (Irvine Valley College), M Carlos Becerra (Coastal Carolina), D Seamus McLaughlin (University of San Francisco)
Having already revealed its 2019 class, UC Irvine has a solid chance at finishing atop the rankings. With an impressive crop of California talent, the Big West program should continue to trend upwards last this year.