Have a look at the Offensive MVP’s from Sunday’s Regional Camp/Combine in Bend where we saw all of Central Oregon’s top athletes in attendance and then some. Stay tuned for the Defensive and overall camp MVP’s tomorrow along with Video and a complete camp breakdown of who competed. We couldn’t be happier with how the day turned out, as we saw the best of best within the region go toe to toe. Congrats to all those who made Sunday a success!
(Jonah Koski 6-3 190 Jr. QB Bend)
The top QB of the day went to Jonah Koski of Bend who fought off some good competition to earn the award. It was tough call, but Koski just continues to just get better after being ranked the #5 QB in the State of Oregon by NEI going into next season. Jonah was a second team all league kid a year ago throwing for almost 2200 yards and 25 Tds.
He will lead a Lava Bear group that will most likely come into the season with a Top 10 5a ranking. Koski is a kid with legit size, a good arm, and the will to work and get better at all times. He is an All state baseball player and would a viable QB prospect at the next level especially among high end academic institutions. His 4.0 GPA speaks volumes about his character and his ability to lead on and off the field.
Koski beat out a very impressive Taylor Alie of Sheldon who had one of the best days of any athlete at the combine. Alie had the fastest 40 Time of any kid in attendance (4.45) also had a very impressive shuttle. A couple of the other QB’s who had big days were Troy Fowler ( Fr- N.Medford), Scotty Hittner (So- Cottage Grove), and “The Example” Connor Neville (7th- Beaverton Area).
(Chad “Texas” Bach 6-4 255 Jr. OL Mt. View)
Wow this kid is good. I really felt by watching his film that he was one of the better lineman in the Northwest and Sunday confirmed it. Bach has a unique trait very similar to one of the country’s top lineman in Brayden Kearsley, in that he has a mean streak needed to play at the highest level. If you can get past the death grip that is Bach’s hand shake you find a very intelligent big strong kid that has his way with most competition.
He earned first team all league honors and second team all state honors on last years state title team, and showed why he may be the top O lineman in the Northwest without an offer. Bach has recently set multiple school records in the weight room and he’s only a junior. The kid from Texas is the real deal and showed that he can be a big time lineman at the next level on Sunday.
To earn the award Bach put the clamps down on tough competition which included the 5A Sacks leader from a season ago in Josh Harper 6-4 190 DE (Marist), 1st team all league athlete Tyler Bigot (6-4 240 OL/DL) of Pendleton, and the “freaky” Mike Ralston (6-6 240 Jr DE) of Sheldon who had maybe had the breakout performance of the combine season after recently transferring from Jesuit.
We will hear a great deal more from Bach in the coming weeks as he is a kid flying up our rankings boards.
(Asan Neil – Evergin 5-10 165 RB Timberline, WA)
The kid from Timberline HS in Washington was nothing short of phenomenal over the weekend, as he looks to be one of the top Sophomore RB’s in the entire Northwest. Neil-Evergin epitomizes how a kid should carry himself on and off the field and is someone you want to build a program around. His 4.47 (40 yard dash) hand time was the second best on the day, and his ability to accelerate after the catch was impressive.
Evergin didn’t get a ton of playing time as a sophomore, but that will change in a hurry. Asan is legit and anyone who see’s him play would agree that his future is extremely bright. His business like mentality to football shows his love and dedication to the game, and we feel at NEI that Neil- Evergin will be one of the better players in the state of Washington in the coming years.
Evergin held off the talented 1st team all league back out of Bend in Duke Degaetano (5-10 180 Jr. RB) and two of the best Sophomore RB’s in Oregon in AJ Wienke (5-10 165 So. RB) of Centennial and JT Evans (6-0 190 So. RB) of Summit.
(John Carroll 6-4 190 WR Mt. View )
One of the most talented receiver coaches in the country, Mike Bush says about Carroll, ” that kid can flat out play, if he gets his fundamentals down he could compete at the highest level”. This coming from a guy who was a 6 foot 6 All Pac 10 athlete on the football field and basketball court at Washington St.
Carroll helped Mt View to its first ever state title in 2011, and is considered one of the top 3 sport athletes in the entire northwest. He is an All State baseball player, but is equally talented on the football field and projects at the D1 level. John is athletic enough to be a D1/D1aa OLB or Strong Safety so we will have to wait and see how it plays out over next season.
On Sunday Carroll ran crisp routes and made life miserable for DB’s earning added respect from our staff. Carroll comes in ranked the #4 receiver in the state on our updated positional rankings, and this weekend just emphasized why he will be considered the leading candidate for conference player of the year in 2012. He finished last season with 14 total Tds averaging almost 20 yards per catch, and this year could prove huge for Carroll with the departure of Cody Hollister.
Carroll held off one of the Northwest’s top overall players in Connor Strahm who will be named the top Defensive back, and two very talented athletes from Horizon Christian who both project at a high level of college football in Wyatt Houston (6-4 235 Jr. TE) and Zack Selland (6-4 185 Jr. WR).