Akron standout and Columbus Crew Academy product Will Trapp is widely regarded as one of the best pro prospects in the college game, and it appears now that he is ready to turn pro after two seasons of college soccer.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, Trapp has hired an agent and is preparing to leave school and turn pro. The Crew have made Trapp an offer, which he is considering along with some European options.
Trapp is one of several Akron underclassmen who could potentially leave school early to sign MLS deals. Seattle Sounders academy product DeAndre Yedlin is another Zips underclassmen who could sign an MLS deal this winter, while Bryan Gallego was recently part of an MLS trade after having his homegrown player rights traded by the New York Red Bulls to the Portland Timbers.
Here is a profile on the midfield standout, a player who has been a part of the U.S. Under-20 national team set-up.
If Trapp does sign with the Crew, he will join last year’s Crew academy signings Ben Speas and Matt Lampson on the Columbus roster, along with Aaron Horton, the Crew’s first Homegrown Player signing.