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A well-known prospect who was ranked No. 16 in last year’s Top 50, the Maryland signee was a last-minute addition to the event after being cleared to return from an injury that sidelined him for the fall. Big yet still unassuming (particularly in his lower body), Laake continued to show why he’s considered to be among the most intelligent defensemen in the last few recruiting cycles, and quite frankly, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone better when it comes to pick play. He’s locked in on every rep and perpetually plays with an edge, and when the ball is in Laake’s stick and he’s chugging upfield, he’s difficult to stop and capable of creating offense. When matched up 1-on-1, ranked attackmen had a ton of trouble against him, and in drills, he simply didn’t get beat. It’ll be hard to keep Laake off the field early in his career in College Park, and I could see him becoming the glue of that defense for years to come.