Nate Ashley, Midfield, IMG Academy (Fla.)/Monsters, 2020
Ashley shined at 3d Blue Chip Midwest as an athletic, skilled righty attackman. He’s got a crafty stick and showed that with some slick dodging, using a toe drag effectively to scoot past an overextending defender. He showed a good understanding of cutting to space and used a slip pick effectively to help free up dodging teammates, working the two-man game as instructed. He also showed a hard shot and the ability to catch and finish, including inside in tight space. More obvious was that he was usually dodging with the intention of drawing a slide to then move the ball. He showed other good aspects of his game, fighting for a groundball and getting it out of traffic and through for the clear.