This weekend's 19th annual Arizona Preps Fall Showcase took place on the campus of AZ Compass Prep, and unlike many other showcase events in the past, this year's event created many opportunities for many younger prospects in the state. The event became a coming-out-party of sorts for many younger prospects in the state.
While in year's past, this event was widely recognized around the state and in the West for showcasing and producing the state's top prospects for scouts to observe. Now, as a result of so many events in the state and the lack of understanding of the difference between each event's importance, many of the top upperclassman prospects in the state often sit out, while many younger prospects utilize the Fall Showcase to make a name for themselves and launch their recruitment opportunities.
The state of Arizona still remains very underrecruited, and there is no reason for any prospect to miss any event that has an opportunity for them to be seen and evaluated, but these days, younger prospects are utilizing this event as a launching pad for their exposure.
This year's event included many top younger prospects, more than we have seen in year's past, and, as a result, many younger prospects are now on the radar as a result. It is always nice to see young prospects emerge, and this year we saw many underclassman prospects and middle school prospects take advantage of the opportunity.
We look forward to writing about many of these young men in the next coming days, and also following the careers of many of the young prospects that participated this weekend.