(Pierre LeDorze 6-2 220 Jr. QB ODea HS)
The State of Washington has recently become Quarterback U and the trend only seems to be picking up. We recently have just reported on all everything sophomore to be Ross Bowers of Bothell, and maybe the top overall junior athlete in Washington in Dillon Sugg.
We now turn our attention to a kid that has the potential of being one of the top QB’s on the west coast in Pierre Le Dorze (6-2 220 Jr. ODea). Le Dorze, Sugg, and Nick Mitchell of Mt Si are three of the top talents from the State of Washington for the 2014 class, and Bowers, Nolan Henry of Union HS, and Casey Brink of Bainbridge are all elite 2015 kids.
If you check our rankings board for the 2013 class you will see the top six QB’s with offers and the season hasn’t even begun. Credit the kids for their hard work and dedication. It just so happens that all six athletes have been a part of the Barton Football Academy, with Max Browne heading up the cast and headed to USC.
You have to ask yourself what’s in the water up North as the kids from Washington can flat out play. Le Dorze is a ridiculously talented overall student athlete and projects at the D1 level. As a sophomore Le Dorze was a first team all conference QB that helped lead his team to the 3a State title game, while also earning 1st team all league honors as a pitcher and second team as an outfielder. He sports a 3.98 GPA taking honors classes and shows no signs of letting up.
He’s another one of the Washington kid’s that has trained with us and just gets it. He’s focused and determined and no one has to tell him to work on or off the field. When referencing the season Pierre says," We have lots of young talented guys that are going to have step up, our goal is to win Metro again and return to the state championship to win it all". Le Dorze continued, " Personally, after training with Barton Football and attending UCLA and Stanford camps I feel much more comfortable in the pocket and look forward to using what I have worked on this off season".
Pierre is looked at as a general wherever he goes. People trust in him because they see his talent level and focus on display daily. No one will ever question whether or not Pierre is ready to go. Whether he’s behind center or on the mound you know the kid is dialed in on making sure his team comes out with a W.
The fact of the matter is that Le Dorze is only going to be a junior and he has duel first team all conference accolades, to go along with a D1 body. Taylor Barton is equally excited about working with Pierre over the next few years, as he is another kid that can write his own ticket with continued progression. TB says, " He’s just a big, strong, athletic kid that is just going to get better, because he won’t settle for anything less… We are all very excited about watching Pierre moving forward".
A few of these QB’s that we are referring to have the potential to play a very high level of football on a national level much like nationally ranked #1 QB’s Jake Heaps, and Browne. Much easier said then done, but the potential is there and if they continue to grind with TB good things are going to happen.
Pierre mentions a host of kids that will all be very influential this season starting with the seniors lead by Tatum Taylor, Bryan Carter, and Jack Oman. The underclassmen that you will hear a lot about include juniors Justus Ross, Jack Flor, Gerald "Showtime"Kennedy, and sophomores Myles Gaskin, Mikel Owens, and Kaleb Swain. " The guys around me can really play, so I feel very fortunate to have the athletes that we do".
We will hear much more about all of the ODea athletes in detail during our team previews in the upcoming weeks. We look forward to working with Le Dorze this off season and expect big things from him during 2012. He’s an outstanding kid and someone we are proud to call one of our northwest elite.
Pierre Le Dorze Highlights… http://www.hudl.com/athlete/482274/pierre-le
( Le Dorze is a natural born leader and ODea will need that in 2012)