Northwest Talent: Cle Elum LB/RB Jake Gall

Even though he plays at a smaller school, make no mistake, Cle Elum-Roslyn’s Jake Gall has the talent to play major college football.

The talented two-way star used his outstanding size (6’0, 207) and speed (4.6) combination to post a team-leading 1,152 yards rushing on just 88 carries (a 13.1 yard per carry average) and 18 touchdowns while also leading the Warriors with 157 tackles (81 solo), five sacks and two interceptions from his middle linebacker spot.

“I love playing both, but I probably would choose running back if I had to choose,” Gall admitted to Northwest Elite Index recently. “At running back, it’s just fun because you always have the ball in your hands, but at linebacker you can be aggressive and attack the runner, so both are really fun.”

Gall attended Washington State’s individual camp and Oregon State’s camp last summer and also participated in the NIKE SPARQ combine in Oregon, posting a 98.06 score.

This past January, Gall also headed down to San Antonio to test himself against some of the top juniors in the country at the US Army All-American combine where he tested in the top five percent.

With his productivity, skill set and competitive nature, Gall has already started to attract some schools’ attention even though he plays at a smaller school.

“Right now I haven’t heard from a lot of schools yet, but I am getting some mail from Washington, Oregon State, Oregon and UCLA,” Gall said. “I’m also hearing from some Ivy League schools. Cornell has sent me a couple of hand-written things and I’ve been hearing from Harvard and Dartmouth too.”

Gall said he hopes to hit several camps this summer and is looking into possibly taking in some Barton Elite (invite only) camps should he get the call.

“I just like going out and competing,” Gall admitted. “Wherever I can get out and compete, I like doing it and if I can make it to some, I think it would be great.”

We will continue to keep track of Gall’s progress through the recruiting process and we will update news as it happens with him.

Offensive Highlights – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRxsktFxXJs

Defensive Highlights – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1S5vskhTCs&feature=related