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23 Julian Targete

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High School
IMG Academy, Fla.
Current Team
Laxachusetts Black
4 out of 5 stars

NLF March 2021 Super 60 Rankings
Ranked No. 26 overall, No. 8 midfielder

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating: 94

The highest-upside player in the class, and there isn’t a close second. Targete’s 6-3, 180-pound frame immediately gets your attention, and he’s got the shiftiness and agility of a 5-10 jitterbug. Dynamic scoring threats out of the midfield are always in vogue, and when Targete is dialed in, he’s incredibly difficult to stop. He does a great job of getting to his right hand on a regular basis. If he can shore up his consistency and continue to improve defensively, he’ll be a terrifying all-around threat at the next level, particularly as he adds size to his frame. He’s also really tough to slow down in the clearing game.

2021 NLF at IMG Standout

Simply put, it’s hard to deny that Targete has the highest upside of any player in the 2023 class. Already 6-3, he’s got the frame to get bigger without slowing down, and players with his size shouldn’t have his shake and footwork. He got to the middle of the field pretty frequently and wasn’t shy about letting his shots fly, but he also made a couple of nice passes that showed improved vision and showed more of a desire to get involved defensively. If he can refine his consistency, the All-Star has unlimited potential.

Major Accolades

2021 NLF at IMG All-Star