He’s reclassing to 2021 so he’s the only 2021 offensive player nowNew 2020 (unless he’s reclassed) recruit Matteo Corsi I guess he’s with IMG now originally from Michigan and was at the Hill Academy last year. Looks like he played box up in Canada last summer. Was a Lehigh recruit
Does anyone know if he decided to transfer from Hill Academy to IMG before he committed to SU? Does anyone know why he decided to transfer? I don't feel like you see many kids leave the Hill Academy.
I can't think of another school that draws so many kids from one high school as SU does from IMG. Does anyone know if they steer kids there purposefully? Levandowski and Papa I believe both went to IMG after deciding on SU. Burnham was a SU grad and Marachek obviously is as well so it makes sense, but seems like it is more than that.
Corsi does look like a pretty good player, passing ability, speed, shiftiness and even has a little wow factor. Certainly likes that jump shot, though that will be a lot harder to get off at the next level. Can't really tell how tall he is but he looks well built. I think March has an affinity for Canadian/Native style players given his work with the Blaze and Princeton so it looks like Corsi, even though he's from Michigan, fits this type of mold.
My uninformed attempt at an educated guess - the kids who attend IMG (or a Bridgton Academy) seem to fit the profile of a Syracuse University student. They must have some money, or else they most likely wouldnt be attending IMG, and thus are likely not scared away by SU's private school tuition. They likely have decent aptitude and are decent students, but they are not elite students who otherwise would attend a Brunswick, Deerfield, Taft, Choate, etc. and would likely be angling for an IVY-level education. Geography shouldnt be an issue since they are willing to travel to prep school, and likely also dont have closer options like the Maryland and Long Island kids.
It seems like we're seeing WAY more players reclass. So many are starting out at public schools, then going to private or prep schools and reclassing. In college hockey, players play in the junior leagues before going to US colleges, and are usually about 20 when they enter college. The logic behind this is that the rosters are smaller, there are fewer teams and so scholarship spots are limited. In lacrosse, it seems like we're heading in a similar direction, but the motivation must be different.
Agreed!impressed with this kid. For a little guy, he seems strong, uses leverage against bigger guys very well, good quickness and acceleration, very good base. I mean his wide stride and balance allow him to turn around close d's with relative ease. Good motor too. When he transfers again, I don't want to know about it.
This is true for some recruits.
I believe the majority of SU recruits "guided" to Bridgton were definitely not paying full freight tuition there regardless of their family income.
One of the drivers has been differences in the Canadian education system (e.g. Drew Bucktooth). Not all SU guys who go through a Bridgton (now IMG) did so because their family could afford it.
Yeah, I think you're right about my take on Bridgton. Thinking back to when I was in high school, I recall a classmate who was a borderline D-1 player and not a good student taking a PG year at Bridgton Before transferring to UVM to play.
I don't think IMG is a school for that though. It is purely a sports academy (from the Nick Bolletteri days) with a tutoring/academic component.
I suspect the new Bridgton is one of the New Hampshire preps like New Hampton or Brewster, or even Salisbury, when they placed Voight prior to his coming to SU.