Hahaha.. Really makes me laugh. This summer coaches guilty of early recruiting consistently watched the top 8-10 teams (which include crush, fca, crabs, looneys, Hawks, Sweetlax, West coast stars, LI express etc ) and a select few showcases like Showtime, UA, and blue chip . Basically they viewed a core group of 120-200 athletes over and over. If we had access to all the birthdays of those "core" kids there would be so few examples of 18 month differentials in Birthdays. Point is the median bday at showtime or UA for example is probably Jan 02 Therefore there will be some kids slightly older and some kids slightly younger. They view a group of very talented kids competing against their peers and a 6 or 13 month gap here and there is the furthest thing on their mind. Fact!