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Recruiting Radar 2.3 - Wabrek, '16; Bishop, '17; Smoot, '18; Bower, '19

07/22/2015, 10:15pm CDT
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Asher Wabrek(2016), a lefty from Episcopal School of Dallas, was third in total point-scoring last season for the Eagles. Wabrek is a skilled inside finisher and equally potent feeder. His understanding of spacing allows him to creep into open spaces to set himself up for feeds inside. With the ball in his stick, he's an extremely adept feeder that is able to snap a feed out accurately on a rope or apply more touch for spot feeds when the occasion calls for it. Asher is also a valuable asset in the ride. He grinds for tough ground balls and  works hard to turn people back into double teams.

Brent Bishop (2017), a Defenseman/LSM from Memorial High School in Houston, is the real deal. He certainly looks the part of a Division 1 lacrosse player and has the skills to back it up. Bishop is a versatile lefty with an incredibly skilled stick, great feet, and the ability to put the ball on the ground. On ball, Bishop makes it tough for any would-be ball carriers by maintaining solid positioning and timing his wide variety of checks really well. Off ball, his instincts, along with his length, allow him to snag passes out of the air and regularly create transition with his burst and top end speed. Bishop is still uncommitted and will be a great pick up for a lucky program at the next level. 

Jackson Smoot, a skilled 2018 goalkeeper out of Highland Park, possesses intangibles that give him a natural advantage and a tremendous upside. A lefty, Smoot owns some of the fastest hands we've seen on a high school goalie. His cat-like reflexes allow him time to recover on a faking finish or backside feed and come up with a huge, momentum-grabbing save. Jackson's precise outlets and ease carrying the ball demonstrate his poise in the clearing game. This summer, he's improved his communication and field generalship while fine-tuning his technique. Smoot's work ethic and approach to his craft will certainly put him on the recruiting map in the future. 

Scott Bower (2019), Defenseman from The Episcopal School of Dallas, is the best defenseman in the 2019 class in Texas. At 6'1'', 165lbs, as a rising freshman, Bower looks like a grown man amongst his peers and plays like one, too. His overall athleticism is difficult to overlook, and he moves really well for a human with his size. He is a Blue Chip that will not last long as uncommitted given the landscape of early recruiting these days, and we suspect he will be the first commit from Texas in the 2019 class (likely to a big time program). Bower will immediately add value for the ESD Eagles this season, and we look forward to following his high school career for years to come.



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