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Texas defender commits to Saint Louis

July 23, 2013

Andre Rivers-Hardware, a Class of 2014 defender from Houston, Texas, confirmed to that he has verbally committed to Saint Louis. Rivers-Hardware plays for Texans SC Houston in the Development Academy, and started 32 matches this past season as the Under-15/16 squad placed fourth in the division and qualified for the national playoffs. He scored… Read More ›

Pearland midfielder picks SLU

Christian Young, a Class of 2014 midfielder prospect from Pearland, Texas, confirmed to ESR that he recently verbally committed to Saint Louis University. Young attends Pearland (Pearland, Texas), where he led the team to the playoffs after scoring more than 20 goals during the regular season. He was named an all-district first team performer in… Read More ›

Alliance defender picks Oakland U.

Jayden Heyer, a Class of 2014 defender from Rockford, Mich., verbally committed to Oakland University, he confirmed to ESR. The 6-foot-3 center back played for Alliance Academy of Grand Rapids, Mich., which recently won the Midwest Regional League Premier Division to advance to the US Youth Soccer National League. Heyer was an all-region and all-district… Read More ›

Michigan standout picks instate school

Brian Steele, a Class of 2014 prospect from Michigan, verbally committed to Oakland University, he confirmed to ESR on Wednesday. Steele is a 6-foot-3, 180-pound center back who helped WAZA FC Black to a State Cup title and a group runner-up finish at the recent US Youth Soccer Region II Championships. WAZA FC placed third… Read More ›

FIU lands Weston Academy prospect

Bautista Pedezert, a Class of 2014 defensive midfielder prospect from Florida, has verbally committed to Florida International University, ESR learned Sunday morning. Pedezert has started 18 of his 20 appearances with Weston’s Under-15/16 Development Academy squad this season. The team went 8-11-6 during the Academy season. Weston did not qualify for the DA playoffs, yet… Read More ›

High Point adds a late 2013 prospect

Laurence “Lolo” Lauture, from North Carolina, has verbally committed to High Point as part of the Class of 2013 recruiting group. The 5-foot-11 Lauture is a center/defensive midfielder who plays club soccer for NC Alliance. He attended Panther Creek (Cary, N.C.).

High Point picks up Florida forward

Renato Punyed, a Class of 2013 forward from Miami, Fla., has verbally committed to High Point, ESR learned Wednesday. Punyed has scored seven goals in 21 appearances for Kendall’s Under-17/18 Academy squad this season. His play helped Kendall to a third-place division standing and an Academy playoff berth. Punyed attends Reagan (Miami, Fla.). His older… Read More ›

Region II ODP forward selects SIUE

T.C. Hull, a class of 2014 prospect and four-time US Youth Soccer ODP Region II member, has verbally committed to Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, he recently confirmed. The St. Charles, Ill., resident projects as a forward or attacking midfielder. He helped spark a major turnaround at St. Charles East (St. Charles, Ill.) this past fall, as… Read More ›

Sockers FC keeper opts for NIU

Drew Donnally, the starting keeper for Sockers FC in the Development Academy and Class of 2014 prospect, verbally committed to Northern Illinois, he confirmed to ESR. Donnally has started 14 matches and appeared in 18 for the Sockers’ Under-15/16 squad, helping the team to a fourth-place divisional standing and a spot in the playoffs. The… Read More ›

Canadian prospect picks Oakland University

Austin Ricci, a Class of 2014 midfielder prospect who trained with Utretch FC in Holland last summer, verbally committed to Oakland University on Saturday, ESR learned. Ricci has played for Ajax SC and Winstars Academy in Toronto. He is a 5-foot-10, right-footed midfielder from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.