The recruiting season never really ends -- it just pauses briefly and resumes.
This past weekend, one of the last -- and most elite -- showcases of the season took place at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The Five Star Elite showcase, put on by Legendary Sports Group, pitted some of the best players in the nation against one another.
Custom-made teams from the 2024 class were formed and coached by high-level lacrosse luminaries such as John Desko (former Syracuse head coach), Jim Stagnitta (Whipsnakes LC head coach), Rick Sowell (former Navy head coach), Spencer Ford (former Barrage head coach), Paul Cantebene (Stevenson head coach) and Jon Posner (Lawrenceville School head coach).
The event was filmed by Next Pro and the All-Star game was streamed on Lax Sports Network. Like most individual showcase events, players were out to impress even without a lot of college coaches in attendance due to the quiet period.