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The Journey from Underrecruited to Unforgotten

By Eddie Cotton, The Hoosier Network, 09/14/18, 12:00PM CDT

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His older brother, father, grandfather, grandmother and four of his aunts and uncles all attended Indiana. So when the time came to visit his brother, Phillip, at school, his mother presented him with the idea to reach out to the Indiana coaching staff.

Indiana men’s soccer has seemingly always been defined by excellence. With eight national championships to the program’s name, it’s hard to expect anything different. Nearly since the program’s inception, there has been elite talent at every position on the pitch in Bloomington.

With that comes unsurprisingly highly regarded recruiting classes year after year. That influx of talent season after season is what makes the journey of one of the most electric players in the nation so intriguing.

According to TopDrawerSoccer, Indiana winger Griffin Dorsey was the 18th best player in his recruiting class, Indiana forward Justin Rennicks was 30th and Indiana forward Thomas Warr was 58th.

On the Hoosiers roster, eight players have had some form of Youth USMNT experience. Among all of that, the most heralded player on the Hoosier roster is the one without any of that.