Featured Video: S.C.'s Lunceford

Updated: March 20, 2009, 9:44 AM ET
By Sheldon Shealer |

College coaches flocked to the Disney Soccer Showcase Boys ODP Inter-Regional event to size up Class of 2010 prospects. In the process, they received introduction to a Class of 2011 rising star.

Emmett Lunceford IV, from Columbia, S.C., a sophomore at Irmo High School, graded out among the most impressive players at the event. In fact, Lunceford was rated the No. 2 non-National Team youth player by at the Disney Showcase in December. Today, we offer a video highlight of Lunceford, who recently returned from Argentina, where he played for the ODP Region III squad.

Despite being one of only three Class of 2011 players on a Class of 2010-dominated Region III squad, Lunceford started and dominated at a wide midfielder position. College coaches love his size and skill.

Lunceford plays club soccer for CESA Premier 92.

As part of a new series at's soccer site, we will feature elite athlete highlight videos. To be considered for the Featured Video of the Week series, e-mail Sheldon Shealer at We need a hard copy of the highlight video (which could be uploaded to the site), and the video must be five minutes or less and cannot have music due to limit copyright infringement concerns.