FourFourtwo – 4:11pmA new recruitment rankings from FourFourSeconds have revealed the most promising prospects in 2019.
While the rankings reveal just a fraction of the top talent, it does provide a glimpse of where some of the most talented young talents could be headed.
“This year’s list of the nation’s best football recruits has revealed the top-class talent in 2019, and the players that are likely to have the biggest impact,” the article reads.
“Top players such as Connor Wickham, Jai Arrow, Jarrad Grant and Nathan O’Mara are all on the radar of some of Australia’s brightest prospects, while former Melbourne Victory and New South Wales Roosters forward Sam Kasiano is already on the move.”
The list also features some of top prospects such as Jacob Schumacher, who is currently training with New York City FC, while Ben Stokes is in demand in the United States and a possible first-round pick.
“The top 25 in the rankings were as follows:Sam Kasiano, New York Red Bulls, Sydney FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Port Adelaide, West Ham United, Sydney Roosting, Melbourne VictoryThe other top 10 prospects in the list are as follows (and here is a full breakdown of the players):Connor Wickham (Sydney FC), Jai Arrows (New South Wales), Nathan O”Mara (Melbourne Victory), Jake Lever (Salford City), Jake Friend (Newcastle Jets), Connor Walker (Somerset United), Sam Kasia (Melburnians), Jake Browning (Melbournians), James Brodie (Saracens), Nathan Bylund (North Melbourne), Josh Starling (Wakefield), Ben Stouman (Melville), Ben Foden (Sudans), Benji Marshall (Western Sydney), Sam Thaiday (New England).
There is also a breakdown of each player’s potential for progression in the next four years, with a total of 21 players being rated between A-grade and A-A.”
While the list does not cover all the talent at the top end of the draft class, it is a powerful indicator of where many of the country’s brightest footballers will be heading in 2019,” the FourFour Two article continues.”
And, if you are looking for a strong crop of players in 2019 and beyond, this list could prove to be a great place to start.
“The most promising players in the 2019 football recruiting rankingsBrett Murphy, North MelbourneBrett has been one of the game’s biggest risers from 2016 to 2019.
The 20-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move to the Reds, with the Melbourne-based club already having been linked to several players.
Brett is one of Melbourne’s most promising youngsters, who was rated the second best player in the country in 2016 and is also ranked No.4 in the AFL.
He is the youngest player in Melbourne’s football development system, with just two years of age left on his current contract.”
Connor Wickam, New South Welsh Dragons, Gold Coast Titans, Brisbane Lions, Wests TigersConnor Wickaman is the most highly touted North Melbourne recruit in 2019 as the star recruit in the game.”
But if you have played at a high level and you are on the same level now as Brett, it could be that one day you are able to play in the national team.”
Connor Wickam, New South Welsh Dragons, Gold Coast Titans, Brisbane Lions, Wests TigersConnor Wickaman is the most highly touted North Melbourne recruit in 2019 as the star recruit in the game.
The 22-year old has already put in three seasons in the Blues’ senior side, and is ranked No:1 in the A-League.
His performance in the Dragons’ premiership-winning campaign saw him named a club champion and the player of the year.
He is currently playing in the Australian Football League’s Geelong Demons.
Jake Lever, SydneyFC, North Sydney Roos, Melbourne City, Brisbane BroncosJake is another promising youngster in SydneyFC’s senior ranks.
The 19-year year old midfielder was considered the second-best player in New Southland in 2016, but he was rated by the AFL as a ‘B’ player, with his best season coming last year.
Jake is in line to make a breakthrough with the Roos this season, and he could be a strong addition to the Roost’s senior team.
Ben Stokes, Westham United, Western Sydney, Brisbane RamsBen is another young prospect in Western Sydney’s senior squad, which has recently signed him to a one-year contract.
He has just two seasons of senior football experience to his name, with only three senior appearances to his credit.
“Ben is a young player who is a good player on the field,” Sydney FC coach Luke Beveridge told FourFiveSeconds.
“He’s a good defender who can pass the ball and play in a midfield role.
We’re looking forward to him getting some games and he