Report: Joshua Yaro agrees to Generation adidas deal
Georgetown junior centerback Joshua Yaro has reportedly agreed to a deal with Major League Soccer to join the league’s Generation adidas class ahead of the 2016 SuperDraft.
Yaro, who is a semester away from finishing his degree at Georgetown, was weighing options outside the U.S. after hiring an agent. He’s expected to be the top pick in the draft, which belongs to the Chicago Fire.
The Ghana native was offered a Generation adidas contract last year but opted to return to the Hilltop for another season. In addition to Yaro, Clemson goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell and North Carolina midfielder Omar Holness have reportedly signed GA deals, which is the mechanism for underclassmen to enter the draft.
GA contracts have also reportedly been offered to Wake Forest freshman midfielder Jack Harrison, Syracuse midfielder Julian Buescher and Akron sophomore midfielder Richie Laryea. UCLA sophomore forward Abu Danladi and Creighton junior forward Fabian Herbers were also targets but don’t appear to be signing with the league, leaving open the possibility that either will return to school or go overseas.