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Men’s recruiting needs for 2015

Article Written by ESNN
Published: February 25, 2014

From year to year, the needs of every college program can change greatly. Now that the 2014 classes have pretty much taken shape, here is an early look at the 2015 classes and what some of the best men’s programs are looking for to fill out the roster next year.

Note: The roster projection for each team is based off either announced recruits or the recruiting class based on verbal commitments known to TopDrawerSoccer.com. In no way did any program contribute or endorse this list.


2014 Roster Breakdown

Goalkeepers (4): Three juniors, senior

Defenders (8): Three freshmen, two sophomores, junior, two seniors

Midfielders (11): Two freshmen, four sophomores, four juniors, senior

Forwards (8): Three freshmen, three sophomores, junior, senior

2015 recruits: Three defenders, midfielder, two forwards

The Bruins are likely going to be in need of a goalkeeper in the coming years, but there is not a massive want at any position for a deep UCLA squad. There is always the possibility that players leave the program early for professional opportunities as well.

READ MORE: 2015 Recruiting Class Ranks | Women's Recruiting Needs for 2015


2014 Roster Breakdown

Goalkeepers (3): Sophomore, junior, senior

Defenders (7): Freshman, two sophomores, four juniors

Midfielders (15): Two freshmen, Six sophomores, five juniors, two seniors

Forwards (2): Freshman, senior

2015 recruits: Goalkeeper, midfielder

The Jays will likely need to address the situation at forward in the coming recruiting class as the talent incoming target forward Ricardo Lopez-Espin could use a partner with some speed to really terrorize the Big East.

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