I doubt MNW will have the talent that Lakeland brought to the Herbie last year (8 or so kids to Florida alone?). And let's face it, Lakeland played a team that graduated zero D1 recruits (though 3 or 4 juniors might make it) and the game could have gone either way. And X was just the 3rd best team (at most) in Ohio D1 last year.
- To play in Texas
- To play against an almost definitely better coached team
- To play against what I'd bet is a more disciplined team also
- Will probably play with less talent overall than Lakeland had
- Will face a team that probably has more talent than X had last year
Smart money is on SLC.
How can you down play MNW's talent. I would bet they are more talented than Lakeland of last year or at least equal. I believe they have like 8 guys commited to Miami.
I do think that Lakeland has better coaching than MNW however.
I would have a lot of respect in Florida ball if MNW came to TX and beat SLC. I think it is highly unlikely though.
We did have a TX first round flame out travel to FL and beat their team that went to the semi-finals so it would just be payback.