#15 Tanner Sanders
The Top 65 Sophomore list is something that will change a great deal before all is said and done. A lot will play out over the spring and summer so expect to see a great deal movement over the next few months. Once again all rankings are based on who projects from the highest level on down, its not just about statistics. We would like you to inform us of who we missed, and why you would have them ranked. At this age kids are growing and developing at a rapid pace so we expect to see new faces all the time. All of these individuals will receive a select invite to all of our NEI/ Barton Combines starting in late March. We look forward to seeing everyone there, and want to congratulate all of the kids from the 2014 class on making the top 65.
#5 Christian Martinek
1. Tanner Sanders 6-5 195 QB/WR/S Crescent Valley.. 1st team all league as a freshman, 662 Yds Receiving 8 Total Tds..Ranked in the top 10 nationally for Freshman receivers; Injured Sophomore season after moving to QB; Can play QB/WR/S Son of head coach Scott Sanders who played Football/Baseball at OSU 662-8 ttds
2. Christian Martinek 6-3 210 QB/OLB Jesuit ..Unbelievable overall athlete 1st team all league D line, 1st team all state baseball as a freshman, One of the best pitchers on the West Coast..Will be able to play QB or run at will..Projects as an Outside linebacker or a high MLB Draft Choice. Brother Taylor is at PSU..
3. Kenyatta Dunmore 5-11 175 SB/DB Newport.. Brother of Oregon bound all everything athlete Oshay Dunmore..Yaddi is considered a special athlete in his own right going for 1405 All Purpose Yards (525 rushing, 597 receiving 16 total Tds) 10.0 per carry, 18.0 ypc..One of the state’s best hoopers, plays for AAU’s Willamette Reign
4.Jake Lacoste 5-10 185 RB West Albany.. Just a ridiculous season earning first team all league honors and breaking multiple records; 1988 rushing yards, 22 tds, 243 carr, 8 ypc 166 ypg, Single game all time Oregon rushing record (508) vs Silverton..Brother Anthony is Oregon’s 3rd all time leading rusher- Currently at Air Force.
5.Aidan Wilder 6-0 170 QB/SB/CB Central Catholic.. Very talented multi dimensional back that has started at the Varsity levelsince his freshman season. Split time at QB for the second season in a row, 1174 yards passing, 12 Tds/ 3 Ints , 63.5 Com Pct; 199 rush yds, 7 Tds
6.Joey Alfieri 6-1 200 LB Jesuit..1st team All Metro as a sophomore; Extremely impressive season with an All star type cast that he shined with..Earning LB honors at such a young age is very rare in the Metro. NFL genes as his father signed with the Jets and his brother Nick, a former Crusader 2x All Metro kid currently plays at Georgetown.
7.Perry Groves 6-3 210 LB Mcnary.. Hon Mention all league linebacker; 81 total tackles (7.4 per game) People may remember JD Groves out of McNary who went to UCLA
8.Jordan Morgan 6-2 180 WR/S Southridge.. Multiple scores on both sides of the ball; One of the state’s best wide receivers and Track athletes; Has the potential to be a state champion long jumper
9.Willie Eteaki 6-2 310 OL/DL Southridge.. Started both ways since his freshman season and is just growing into his size; Very athletic kid who’s upside is through the roof
10.Henry Mondeaux 6-4 230 TE Jesuit.. 2nd team all league TE, outstanding overall football player who did a magnificent job against very good competition
11.Trent Werner 6-1 190 SB/CB Jesuit.. Started multiple games at defensive back , very athletic kid that will contribute on both sides of the ball starting next season
12.Devin Martinez 5-8 190 RB Southridge.. 1st team all league RB as a sophomore, testing is off the charts, transfer from the Southern California that bounces around like a ping pong ball and will be very exciting to watch moving forward..
13.Marqueese Royster 6-1 260 DL Lake Oswego.. Son of former college star Marcus Royster, started half the time for the Lakers and did very well..Invited to try out for team USA on Jan 27-29..Only 200 invitations were given, and only 100 will make it so we will keep you posted.
14.Tristan Lallo 6-4 215 DE/OL South Medford.. Has unquestioned natural size and looks to be only getting bigger..Better defensive player cause he can just be let loose..30 total tackles, 2 sacks
15.Mason Montgomery 6-0 205 LB Ashland.. 1st team all league LB as a sophomore, all league as a freshman.. Will be a four year starter and one of the better football players to ever come through Ashland before he’s done.
16.Connor Humphreys 6-3 225 OL/DL Central Catholic.. Started as a sophomore on very talented squad. Was the JV MVP as a freshman and has ridiculous upside to his overall size and athletic ability..Plays more offense, 2 tackles per game
17.Nick Underwood 6-1 195 LB Lake Oswego.. Hon Mention All League linebacker that was a key part of the 2011 state championship team. Plays beyond his years and has outstanding anticipation on defense.
18.Jordan Horak 6-1 185 RB/S Lake Oswego..Phenomenal defensive back that contributed a great deal on defense and had some key interceptions. Raised in athletic environment, father is the AD..Outstanding overall athlete
19.Mike Varadi 6-0 220 LB Southridge.. Varsity starter at backer and looks to be one of the top linebackers in the state. Will move to Full Back and also be a two way starter giving them one of the toughest backfields in Oregon.
20.Manu Rasmussen 5-11 160 SB/DB Tigard.. The kid is silky smooth and will break ankles if you get him in the open field. Multiple Td’s on the year (7)..All of this coming with three of the top backs in the state getting the ball as well (Wick, Floyd, Greene)
21.Jacob Bucher 6-2 215 LB Crescent Valley..85 total tackles (8.5 per game), 3 sacks- team leader..Natural size and should be one of the best linebackers in the state next year. Very impressive season
22.Tobias Kelly 5-10 165 DB ??… “The baby faced assassin ” missed last season for personal reasons, but if he plays he is one of the top athletes in the state. 30 + Tds as a freshman while at Wilson and one of the best Db’s in the Northwest for his age.
23.Sione Taumoueanga 6-0 265 OL/DL Roosevelt.. 1st team all league D line, 2nd team O line..Absolute beast up front. Had an outstanding sophomore year
24.Zach Kraus- 6-3 250 OL Canby.. Honorable Mention all league OL with natural size.. Will only grow and get better on what is a traditionally run oriented team
25.Greg Gubrud 6-2 185 QB McMinnville.. Honorable Mention all league QB, Injured part of the year..Leading scorer on the Varsity basketball team touches on his overall athleticism
26.AJ Wienke 5-11 170 RB Centennial.. Just has gone off the past two seasons. Scored 8 Tds as a freshman, and then added 1221 rushing yards, 17 total touchdowns, and over 1500 all purpose yards on the season. Outstanding baseball player, talented varsity starter as a freshman
27.JT Evans Summit 5-11, 175 RB/DB Summit.. 1188 rushing yards with 16 touchdowns 9.5 ypc.. 2nd team all league running back, very talented kid that is the future of Summit
28.Brad Smith 6-4, 210 DE Reynolds.. Big kid that moves well and gives the Raiders hope moving forward..83 total tackles, 7.5 Tackles per game,
29.Semise Kofe 6-1 235 OL/DL Roosevelt..All League as a freshman and just a very athletic big man. Will just get better
30.Tanner Davies 6-3 275 OL/DL Sheldon..Played a big role as a sophomore, outstanding size..14 pancake blocks in backup role
31.Austin Homes 6-4 225 OL/DL Eagle Point.. Brother of Portland St Commit Tyrone Homes who has been a special player with multiple offers.
32.Vontrell Mills 5-8 150 SB/CB Jefferson.. All league as a freshman, 3 Tds..super quick and shifty. Kick and Punt return specialist
33.Josh Brown 6-5 225 TE/DL Sunset.. Started as a sophomore and has a huge upside..Size gives him the ability to climb this list quickly
34.Tyler Cox 6-3 235 DL/OL Southridge.. Big two way threat with a huge upside, will most likely just get bigger and be one of the best lineman in the Metro come next year.
35.Jake Biglow 5-11 205 TE/LB Tigard..Hon Mention all league TE, Multiple 2 Td games..Has done an outstanding job being physical and not dropping balls.
36.Marcus McGovern 6-0 195 LB Sheldon..20 total tackles, 2.5 per game..Should be next standout backer at Sheldon
37.Chase Marshall 6-2 210 LB Lakeridge..Led all sophomores in sacks state wide (5.5) and has the size to do big things moving forward.
38.Christian Bowley 5-6 160 RB South Medford.. 2nd team all league RB, super quick kid that’s small but tough 563 rush yds, 10 total Tds, 8.9 ypc . Outstanding year splitting time with Denzel Mobley
39.Tyler Reid- 5-9 170 RB/DB Churchill… 734 rushing yards , 219 receiving yards, 12 total Tds..Had big year and was voted 2nd team all conference
40.Joe Labatto 6-3 200 LB Tigard..Big backer that moves well, didn’t get a ton of Varsity time but he will be good..
41.Jaray Kindell 5-11 165 SB/DB Lincoln.. Started at DB at the end of the year, did a very good job in the playoffs.. Will get some of the best training imaginable, and has D1 genes..
42.Leo Tuinei 6-2 260 OL/DL The Dalles… 1st team all league DL with a huge upside, big and physical kid that could dominate the whole league.
43.Liam Talty 6-3 210 WR/DE Sheldon.. Got some valuable experience on both sides of the ball, Good size kid
44.AJ Woodin 5-11 185 QB Southridge.. 32 Tds/ 4 Ints (JV) didnt play a ton of Varsity, but one of the smartest QB’s in the state with an incredible work ethic. Outstanding arm and accuracy.
45.David Lakeman 6-0, 205 OL/LB Newport.. Good size kid that is teaming with Travis Derocher to form one of the better young duo’s in the state.. 9.7 tackles per game, 97 total tackles, 2.5 sacks
46.Maleke Nathman- 5-10 180 RB/DB Southridge.. Multiple starts and Tds at the Varsity level. Will be a force in the Metro League for the next two seasons. Southridge has 3 VERY good Rb’s (Martinez, Pruitt)
47.Danial White 6-1 180 QB Ashland.. Honorable mention all league QB, training hard in the off season..Ran for almost 100o yards, and threw for 1600 combining for 30 Tds (14 rushing, 16 passing).. 4.75 (40) Varsity track kid as a frosh 100, 200, 400..
48.Ryan Nall 6-2 200 RB/LB C.Catholic.. Brother of PSU Commit and former Mt Hood Conference player of the year Jacob Nall really played well at the end of the season
49.Anthony Gomez 5-7, 180 FB/LB South Medford – 75 (7.5 Tack per game) 3 Int’s, 2 Td’s..Outstanding sophomore season where Gomez did a little of everything on both sides of the ball, Will be a big offensive threat as well.
50.Maurice McSwain 5-10 165 SB/DB Aloha- Football family, outstanding overall athlete..Got a lot of playing time with all the injuries and did well..Multiple Tds
51.Jake Pruit 6-2 195 RB/LB Southridge- Had a couple varsity starts and scored Tds..Will play somewhere, just a lot of very good running backs on the same team
52.Gabe Stone 6-0 185 LB West Albany- 2nd Team all league linebacker, did a good job helping lead the Bulldogs to a Mid Willamette Conference title and a state semi final appearance.
53.Cody King 6-1 205 RB/LB Marist… 58 Total Tackles, (5.3 Tpg) good size kid that has one of the best LB’s (James Banks) and Coaches (Frank Geske) leading the way
54.Josh Schleining 6-2 170 QB Reynolds ..2199 YDS, 64.1 com pct, 22 tds/16 Ints
55.Danny Tanabe- Southridge OL/DL 6-2 225.. Good size kid that is just getting better, played mostly JV but will a relied upon starter next season.
56.Mitch Kekel 6-0 200 LB Westview.. 3rd team all league LB that will need to be a leader for the Wildcats moving forward
57.Caleb Naughton 5-10 180 LB Dallas.. 9.7 TPG, 87 total tackles, 3 sacks..Did a lot for the Dragons and will just get better as he adds sized and speed
58.Costa Rodriguez 5-9 160 SB/DB Hermiston .. 4 Ints, multiple Tds and 20 + tackles on an improved Hermiston team
59.Jacob Zartman 6-1 215 OL/DE St Helens .. One of the conference leaders in Sacks (3), Good size kid..
60.PJ Schubert- 6-2 240 OL/DL Pendleton.. 2nd Team O Lineman, should provide a solid foundation moving forward
61.Alex Beekman 6-2 160 WR/DB/K Southridge… Outstanding receiver that can kick, will be one of the better young receivers in the Metro
62.Beau Breeze 5-11 170 ATH N.Medford.. Played some Varsity corner as a sophomore and looks to be the best player on a struggling team.
63.DJ Knuth 6-0 190 RB/DB Lebanon..2 Sacks, 300+ rush yds..Did a little on both ends
64.Justin Banks 6-0 205 DL Marist.. Very athletic genes, brother (James) is one of the top backers in the Northwest, Valuable experience this season.
65.Daniel Rico- 5-10 175 RB/DB Southridge..Quick kid that likes to hit..Should step in and have more of a role next year.
65.Trevor Yarnell 6-1 190 RB/LB Aloha- Another kid with an athletic family back round that should be a factor moving forward