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Recruiting Radar 2.5 - Fisher, '17; Haddock,'17; Layne,'19; Kneese,'18

10/03/2015, 1:30pm CDT
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Luke Fisher is a 2017 midfielder out of Rockwall that gets buckets. Fisher is a do it all midfielder that can play on both sides of the field. Defensively, he has a solid understanding of angles and how to play tough offensive match-ups. In the settled offensive half is where he really shines, though. Luke has a split dodge that resembles Iverson's crossover (google it, young bucks), and he makes his move far enough away that he is rarely dispossessed. From the outside, he is a sniper with a wide variety of shots in his arsenal. Low to low, high bouncers, low to high, 3/4 bouncers; they all go to their home! Our favorite clip is at 52 seconds in. 

Spencer Haddock is another 2017 midfielder that will add serious value for his team in 2016.  A two sport athlete, Haddock plays a ton of minutes at free safety for the storied Coppell football program. He's a dynamic athlete that absolutely dusts defenders on impact and puts the ball in the back of the net with regularity. Being a free safety on the gridiron, Spencer loves to compete and plays the game with a smile and joy that's hard to find these days. Despite not getting a lot of burn for the Cowboys in 2015, Haddock continued to develop his game and is just now entering his realm of dominance on the lacrosse field. 

Peter Layne is a dominant defenseman out of Austin in the 2017 class. At 6'3'', 160lbs, as of publication of his highlight tape, Layne is already exhibiting his athleticism all over the field. Layne has serious range and makes it tough on any offensive players he matches up against. With his long frame, he is able to shut down all types of dodgers, and that length also allows him serious leverage in tight quarters with opposing ball carriers. Watching Layne play, you can tell he is just getting warmed up from an overall athleticism standpoint. He has plenty of room to grow into his frame, and we expect his already great open field speed to improve as continues to mature. 

Cooper Kneese is a great 2018 attack man out of Highland Park, Texas. As a freshman,he helped lead the Scotties to the Texas Division 2 State Championship. The younger brother of HP's starting keeper, Colby (Penn State), Cooper is a great athlete in his own right. Kneese excels both off ball and as a carrier. He understands spacing and is open often inside. Once fed, he differentiates himself with soft hands and the ability to quick stick righty or lefty. Kneese changes directions well and can get to the rack. With great vision and his head up, he's a capable distributor, too. This kid has tremendous upside, and we expect him to be a major contributor for the Scots again this season. 

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