The best QB in the Northwest no one’s heard about is Alex Matthews. A senior to be at Lake Oswego this year, Alex saw minimal action as a junior. But don’t let stats or playing time fool you, Alex is a D1 QB for sure. Anyone that’s seen or kept up with the NIKE and Barton Football Combine and Camp circuit this spring and summer are very familiar with Alex. He has literally traveled the country and competed against the best every region has to offer. And not only did he survive, he thrived. Raking in MVP Honors at the NIKE Eugene Combine as well as the Barton Bothell Combine, Alex has been grabbing headlines all off season. He made such a splash that Trent Dilfer and Matt James of the legendary Elite 11 Camp had him in serious consideration to be 1 of the 11 QB’s chosen nationally to attend a weeklong camp in L.A. Being considered for that list is a huge accomplishment for any kid. Throw on top of that the fact that Alex didn’t even start a game as a junior last year and it’s nothing short of phenomenal. There is not a single type of offense Alex can’t fit into and run.. Whether it’s a triple option attack similar to Georgia Tech, pure drop back and play action like Boise State, or a spread run/pass option like Oregon, Alex can do it all. At (6’3”and 200lbs), he’s got a great stature. He also runs a sub (4.8 40), which at that size is moving. He can make every throw: short to intermediate to long. He’s a very heady QB and will be prepared more than anyone else on the field come game time. Lake Oswego has the toughest pre season schedule of anyone in the northwest(Sheldon, Skyline(WA), Central Catholic), so he might have a difficult start. But look for Alex to be at the top of the player of the year standing by the middle and end of the season.