A new season of men's Division I soccer is nearly here.
And with it, a new wave of talent looks to make an impact, as the high turnover rate among the elite leaves plenty of opportunity for new players to make a name for themselves at this level.
In an attempt to project how things might play out in 2018, TopDrawerSoccer releases its Men's DI Preseason Top 100 Players to Watch list.
Rising seniors unsurprisingly lead the way.
Florida International forward Santiago Patino backed up his impressive junior season with a solid campaign in Seattle playing PDL for the Sounders U23s. Defender Andrew Gutman is a pro-ready left back that considered a homegrown offer from the Chicago Fire, and midfielder Brad Dunwell is the glue guy in the Wake Forest midfielder.