[SEATTLE SOUNDERS] Highly rated prospects Nick Palodichuk (Duke), Sean Okoli (Wake Forest) and DeAndre Yedlin (Akron) are among 10 members of the Seattle Sounders FC academy under-18 team who have made college commitments.
Palodichuk, who played for the USA at the 2009 Under-17 World Cup, has already enrolled at Duke. He was the 2010 Gatorade Washington State Player of the Year.
Okoli represented the U.S. U-18 national team in Israel for a four-nation tournament in December.
Palodichuk, Okoli and Yedlin, as well as goalie Ryan Herman (Santa Clara), are considered among the top candidates if the Sounders make any home-grown signings.
Nathaniel Boatright (Defender, Capital HS): Concordia University
Rodney Greiling (Goalkeeper, Kentwood HS): FIU
Ryan Herman (Goalkeeper, Mount Si HS): Santa Clara
Sean Okoli (Forward, Todd Beamer HS): Wake Forest
Glenn Paden (Forward, /Shorecrest HS): Oregon State
Nick Palodichuk (Defender, Camas HS): Duke
Troy Peterson (Midfielder, Todd Beamer HS): College of Charleston
Evan Robicheau (Defender, Puyallup HS): Seattle Pacific
Drew White (Defender, Camas HS): Washington
DeAndre Yedlin (Midfielder, O'Dea HS): Akron