Dallas Top 250 Expo – Top Performers Vol 4
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We were super excited to run our Top 250 Expo in Carrollton, TX on December 3rd. We had 177 of some of the best players in Texas, Oklahoma and even a few players from Arkansas. Many players stood out to…
We were super excited to run our Top 250 Expo in Carrollton, TX on December 3rd. We had 177 of some of the best players in Texas, Oklahoma and even a few players from Arkansas. Many players stood out to our court coaches and scouts throughout the entire showcase for a variety of reasons. Some players stood out for their dynamic physical skills and some stood out for intangibles like leadership, effort and attitude. Let’s meet a few of the players who earned the moniker of Top Performer at the Dallas Expo.
Evelyn “Macie” Potter  5-11 Right Side (HS: Mckinney/Club: Excel/Verbal: Uncommitted)
Miss Potter is currently an unranked prospect in the 2026 class according to our Prep Dig Texas State Rankings, but that is only because we have not released them yet. She is a solid right side who plays at McKinney High School and also plays club for Excel. Macie is one of those rare players who just know how to score. She showed no fear in being one of the younger players on a top older court. While a lot of younger players would have had some trouble flexing their muscles, Miss Potter unloaded a few bombs, which wowed the court coaches that were training her. We all took notice once we saw just how fearless she was. She powered through the defense and did a great job tooling a few blocks to score also. I loved how she used great hand contact to move the ball around the block also. This aspect alone will keep her relevant in the top prospects list for the foreseeable future because it helps her stay efficient with scoring.
 6-0 Middle (HS: Blum/Club: NRG/Verbal: Uncommitted)
Emma is currently an unranked prospect in the 2024 class according to our Prep Dig Texas State Rankings, but is on our watch list with what I saw at the Expo. She plays at Blum High School and also for the NRG club volleyball program. I was very intrigued to have Emma on our courts with seeing how valuable she was in her high school’s recent State Championship run in the UIL playoffs. Very rarely do we see a middle who can block and score at a high clip, but that is exactly who Miss Scott is and what she showed at the Expo. What I noticed the most was her ability to cut the ball to both corners so well. She routinely showed the ability to hit the 13 foot and closer mark toward both sidelines. It will be very difficult for any defense to be ready for that kind of cut shot on a quick tempo out of the middle. She is fast and furious in her ability to patrol the net laterally also. Keep this name on your short list of recruits to watch.
 5-0 Libero (HS: Southwest/Club: South Texas Volleyball Academy/Verbal: Uncommitted)
Annelise is currently an unranked prospect in the 2023 class according to our Prep Dig Texas State Rankings. She plays at Southwest High School and also for the South Texas Volleyball Academy club program. Miss Castillo stands out immediately when you see her because of her height, but what keeps you watching is just how special she is covering the court. What I love is that she can transition between a “read” position in middle back and a rotational defensive position for a pin attacker. Her speed is unmatched when maneuvering through the court for both defense and pursuing a deflection or a chased ball to a corner. I know we talk about liberos being quick a lot, but Annelise could challenge them all with foot speed. I would love to watch her go through speed and agility drills with some of the best in the country because I believe she could rival them with what I saw in person. When you watch her play, take a look at her tracking and court vision as it is top notch.
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