We are now just hours away from the NW Stars Camp, so I wanted to break down a few of the participants we know will be on hand. These are athletes that have already registered and paid, therefore we consider them to be confirmed for the event.
This post will be exclusively for graduating seniors, athletes in the 2015 recruiting class, but it is just a tip of the ice berg in terms of the athletes that will be in attendance.
Athletes with analysis are ones I have seen personally and reviewed their film. If there is no analysis, that only means I have not seen this athlete live, therefore I do no feel comfortable giving analysis. Below the athletes with analysis is a list of other athletes that will be in attendance.
Online registration for the event will close at 11:59pm Saturday Night, but walk up will be allowed. For more information on the event, visit NWStarsCamp.com.
To view an athletes highlight film, simply click their name. Heights and weights are what have been provided to me and may or may not be fully accurate.
Robert Savusa, Federal Way, 6’1″ 280, OL/DL – Savusa has been over looked his entire high school career. He has a good get off, hands and tremendous strength, making him a terror for opposing linemen. Savusa was voted first team all-SPSL NW on offense and defense, but does his best work defensively, where he was voted the Leagues Player of the Year.
TJ (Tyler) Morris, Okanogan, 5’10” 180, RB/ATH – Morris is a tremendous all-around athlete. He finished the season with 2,319 yards rushing and 32 touchdowns, on way to leading his team to a State Championship. Morris does play at the 2B level, states second smallest classification, but make no mistake, he can flat out play. He was awarded the 2B State Player of the Year.
James Pak, Bellarmine Prep, 6’1″ 235, DL – Pak is a tireless worker, relentless on the field and has a great understanding of the game. He is athletic enough that he has seen some interest from schools at LB, but he is really best suited for the defensive line. Coming from the Bellarmine Prep program he has been very well coached, and brings a winning attitude every day of the week.
Aeron Watson, Auburn Mountainview, 5’10” 180, LB/S – Watson is undersized, and he will be the first to tell you that. He has a nose for the ball, and is one of the smartest football players I have ever been around. He has been overlooked his entire life and plays with a chip on his shoulder. Someone will be getting a steal.
Nick Janakes, North Medford (OR), 6′”0 200, RB/LB – Janakes is a tremendous two-way player. His speed, toughness, vision and ability to break tackles makes him a desirable RB, which is probably where he best projects. He runs in the 4.5 range in the 40-yard dash, and has added around 17 pounds since ending his season.
Jaelin Goldsmith, Cascade Christian, 5’10” 200, QB – The saying “he’s a gamer” was made for Jaelin Goldsmith. He is overlooked because of his height, but you’d be hard pressed to find someone that has more big game ability than Goldsmith. He has started since his freshman season, and capped his career with a state championship and 1A State Player of the Year Award. He has good arm strength, accuracy and athleticism, making him a true dual-threat QB. You will not find a QB in the state with better leadership qualities.
Robert Terhune, Cascade Christian, 5’10” 200, RB/DB – Terhune would’ve been the 1A State Player of the Year, if it hadn’t been for the season his quarterback had. His film really speaks for itself, as he makes tacklers miss with a combination of speed and some power. He has some nastiness as a defensive back, and does project fairly well as a safety. He has been overlooked because of level of play, but Terhune really could be a steal.
Matt Kvech, Eastside Catholic, 6’1″ 191, LB/S – Kvech played in or near the box most of his high school career. He has the athleticism to play at Safety, and the size and toughness to be at Linebacker. He comes from a top flight program, and has received good coaching. Kvech’s excels both on and off the field, where he also sports a 3.7 GPA.
Clark Hazlett, Lynden, 6’3″ 195, QB – Hazlett started from his freshman season, until his transfer to Lynden. He would’ve started on most teams in the state, but walked into a logjam at Lynden. He has good arm strength, overall athleticism and is a tireless worker. Hazlett has flown relatively under the radar as playing in the NW part of the state is hard on most recruits.
Dario Haynes, North Thurston, 6’2″ 225, DE/OLB – Haynes is just beginning to scratch the surface of his potential. He broke out at last year’s RDAF College Showcase, and carried it over to a very productive senior season. Haynes shows good all-around athleticism, also playing tight end, and is very football savvy.
Jacob Bystry, Columbia River, 6’0″ 165, WR/DB – I’m a big fan of Bystry. He is a solid two-way player, gets better every game. He has really nice hands and does a good job attacking the ball in the air. His speed and athleticism is evident on film, and will really be on display during the camp.
Stevie Cleveland, Timberline, 5’9″ 175, ATH – The questions isn’t weather Cleveland can play college football, it’s what position. He is so exciting with the ball in his hand, you will want to give it to him, but his ability at DB is also very intriguing. Speed is the name of the game, but make no mistake, he will run you over. His ability in the return game alone makes him recruitable.
Casey Brink, Bainbridge, 6’2″ 200, QB/ATH – Brink has worked very hard and overcome adversity to get where he is, and always does so with a great attitude. He has good arm strength and accuracy, to go with athleticism that makes him a solid dual-threat. Some may seem him as a LB/S type, and he has done well there when given the opportunity.
Andrew Monlux, Kingston, 6’4″ 220, DL/OL – Things have really started to click for Monlux, who has always been one of the bigger bodies, but became a much more physical player this season. He has a great frame that is ready to add weight, and could really project on either side of the ball, but does his best work on defense.
Seth Hyatt, Timberline, 6’5″ 240, DL – Hyatt has battled some injuries, but is healthy now and ready to show he has been overlooked. He projects best to the defensive line, where he shows a good get off and great pursuit. He already has great size, and has more room to add weight if needed. He also plays TE and some Tackle on offense.
Josh Bayne, Coupeville, 5’10” 165, ATH – Bayne is a small school stud, coming from the smallest 1A school in the state. Speed is the name of the game for Bayne, but he also has great vision and a tremendous understanding of the game. He could project anywhere from runningback, to a slot receiver, to corner or even a free safety. All in all, there is a lot to like about Josh Bayne.
Joel Walstad, Coupeville, 6’1″ 165, QB – Walstad threw for 1,500 yards and 24 TDs out of a highly productive running offense. He is a dual-threat, and is an above average passer. Walstad could also project as a defensive back, as his ability to see the game could really translate to the defensive side of the ball.
Duncan Mattson, Capital, 6’4″ 240, DL – Mattson has size you can’t teach, and does a good job locating the ball and making a play. He has a frame that can add weight, and probably projects best at the interior.
More in attendance:
Ronald Evenden, Prairie, RB/DB
Jerome’ Woods II, Tahoma, RB/LB
Robert Nazemi, Coeur d’Alene, DE
Carson Bassett, Columbia River, WR/OLB
Aaron Burns, Hockinson, OG/DT
Elijah Funk, Eastlake, RB/CB
Trevor Jensen, Auburn Mountainview, OT/DE
Brad Roland, Woodinville, LB
Matthew Hamilton, Granite Falls, RB/DB
Adam Mydland, Nooksack Valley, LB
Joe Davis, Hockinson, LB/FB/LS
Hunter Steele, Bishop Blanchet, LT
Devon Rawles, Crescent Valley (OR), RB/ATH
Gabriel Gutierrez, Timberline, QB
John Coon, Auburn Riverside, OL
Michael Green, Granite Falls, LB/DB/WR/RB
Christopher Reyes, Spanaway Lake, FB/LB
Kelsey Deer, Central Kitsap, WR/DB
MarShawn Edwards, Parkrose, WR/DB
Justin Cachopo, Lynnwood, QB
Malcolm Johnson Jr, Mountlake Terrace, RB/LB
Denzel Jones, Franklin Pierce, LB
Ben Fisher, Bainbridge, RB/WR
Justin Helgerson, St. Helens, DB
Damien Maricich, Tahoma, QB
Tyler Blankenburg, Lakewood, QB
Chris Mengis, Oregon City, OL/ DL
Corey Henderson, Mountain View, WR
Fesili Wynn, Hazen, RB
Matt Gilmour, Crescent Valley (OR), RB/LB/ATH
Cody Fonseca, Klamath Union (OR), WR
brad nearents, Okanogan, OL/DL
Jake Murphy, Kelso, OT/DE
Andre Johnson, Parkrose (OR), WR/DB
Sean Barefield, Central Kitsap, RB/DB
Eli Azcueta, Hazen, Wide Receiver, DB