A kid we will hear a lot about over the next year is North Central High School’s Jake Hoffman (6-0 170 ATH Jr.). The “do it all kid” out of Spokane was named All Purpose Player Of The Year in The Greater Spokane League. This happened on a team that struggled and went (2-8), all the more giving praise to an underclassmen that was recognized by the coaches as one of the league’s best.
The appreciation by the coaches speaks for itself, but watching his highlight film you see that this kid is different. He earned first team all league honors as a sophomore wide receiver in the GSL, but was forced to move to quarterback his junior season for the benefit of the team. Any time he touches the ball he is a threat to take it to the house.
Hoffman accounted for over 2600 All purpose yards and 19 Td’s as a junior (1770 passing, 9 Tds) and (849 rushing, 10 Tds) not even taking his kick and punt returns into account. He is one of the fastest kids in the entire Pacific Northwest as his track team won state for the 4th year in a row. He beat Husky running back Bishop Sankey in the 100 and 200 Meters last season and is projected to finish in the top 5 state wide in the 400 Meters.
The first thought that comes to mind when speaking to Hoffman is that the kid really cares about his future. ” I live out in Diamond Lake so I drive an hour everyday to my high school, I love the community and all the people I play ball with this so its definitely worth it”. Like any competitor Hoffman has been frustrated with the teams lack of success, but he thinks they can be better than .500 team next season and get into the playoffs. ” Im not going to lie its been hard because our school has succeeded athletically in a variety of other sports, but I think with continued work we will see a lot more fans in the stands once they see the program is looking up”.
Hoffman is one of the best overall athletes in the State of Washington for the 2013 class. He is an athlete that plays quarterback but does everything else in the process. We don’t know of a kid in the state coming back that plays more positions (QB/WR/DB/KR/PR) and also is the Long Snapper. Its one thing to be skilled and its another to be 170 pounds and playing on the line.
Jake’s a kid we are excited to see on the NEI/Barton Camp and Combine Tour as he will get a chance to compete against other high level competition in the Northwest. He is a legit prospect at the next level and we are looking forward to following Hoffman and North Central moving forward.
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