Overall Upperclassmen MVP- Jacob Kizer TE 16′ West Salem
The 6-5 235 TE/DE is one of the top recruits in the country for the 2016 class. He currently holds offers from OSU, Washington, Wash St, Boise St and Wyoming with more to come as the June camp circuit hits. Kizer had a phenomenal showing in Vegas as part of the Oregon final four group and matched that at the Salem camp/combine.
Overall Underclassmen MVP- Anthony Adams ATH 17′ Newberg & Talanoa Hufanga ATH 18′ Crescent Valley
Both of these kids project as future Pac 12 type athletes. Adams earned 1st team all TRL honors from his DB spot as a sophomore and is maybe the most talented 4 sport varsity athlete in Oregon. He is a lock down defensive back and equally skilled offensively.
Hufanga projects as maybe the top overall skill kid in the state for the 2018′ class. As a freshman he started at QB in football and at post in basketball, something very rare for any 9th grade athlete. His brother is currently a LB at Oregon St.
Overall Line MVP- Dawson Jaramillo T 18′ Lake Oswego
The 6-6 260 Tackle/DEnd has the potential of being the most recruited kid to ever come out of this state. He is that good. Dawson’s overall athleticism and coordination is incredibly unique for an athlete still so young. As the 2018 class get’s more national attention, you can expect to see Jaramillo ranked one of the top 3 O lineman in the U.S.
Breakout Performer- Mikey Alfieri RB/Slot 16′ Jesuit
Expect the brother of all everything athlete Joey Alfieri (Stanford LB) to be one of the top players in the Metro League. Mikey is coming into his own, and tested in the top two among the 80 athletes in attendance. Alfieri will get the rock often for a Crusader team that should be a legit state title contender.
Combine MVP- Chase Lakin Slot 16′ West Salem
Lakin stole the show from a testing stand point and projects as one of the fastest rising athletes in the GVC/State. His 4.47 yard 40 yard dash was the fastest time recorded over the last three years in Salem. His 4.13 shuttle was 2nd among all competitors.
QB- Mike Irwin 17′ Mt View & Kyle Schwarm 16′ Stayton
The returning IMC player of the year (Irwin) will be ranked one of the top QB’s in the state for the 2017 class. His ability to throw is complimented by his overall athleticism and running ability.
Schwarm had an outstanding day hitting on 90% of his passes. He should be considered the top 4A QB in Oregon.
RB- Jakob Eisenbeiss 16′ Sherwood-
Jake missed half of the day after tweaking his hamstring, but you can’t say enough good things. He will return as a TRL Player of the Year candidate after rushing for 14 TD’s last year. His size (6-2 205) and speed make him one of the most dangerous athletes in the state.
WR- Bryce Bumgardner 16′ St Helens
Bumgardner will be a NWOC Player of the Year favorite and one of the top WR’s in Oregon. His continued progression and standout performances in Vegas and at the Salem Camp/Combine only help to solidify his ability.
Line- Markus John 16′ West Salem & Tom Laverde 16′ Lincoln
The big man out of West Salem is built like a house. He will require a consistent double team as his ability to move at 6-3 350, makes him a legit D1 prospect.
Laverde 6-5 275 is one of the fastest rising lineman in the Northwest, hearing from multiple D1’s as of late. He had an impressive showing last weekend with his stock continuing to rise.
LB- Donny Mcclean 16′ Banks & Malakai Salu 18′ Central Catholic
Mcclean can get it done on either side of the ball as he is one of the top 4A players in the state. His anticipation is unique coming from his backer spot, and he will happily run you over offensively.
Salu is one of the top freshman in the state and brings D1 genes and legit size to the table. The 6-1 215 pound backer could be one of the better players in the Mt Hood Conference as a Sophomore.
Wyatt Harsh QB 18′ Woodland WA & Trey Woods 17′ ATH- North Bend
Harsh will be one of the top ranked QB’s in the region for the 2018 class, earning 1st team all league honors as a freshman. His work ethic and maturity put him in a special category.
Woods can beat you from his receiver spot or out of the backfield. The 6-3 athlete will be called upon to a lead one of the most talented 4A programs in the state.
Line- Max Freeman- North Bend
To say that this kid cares would be an understatement. Max is talented but his overall work ethic and attitude are as good as it gets. He consistently won battles against (6-3 to 6-5) lineman last Sunday.
TOP 5 TESTING
40 YARD DASH
1. Chase Lakin 4.47 16′ West Salem
2. Mikey Alfieri 4.59 16′ Jesuit
2. Talanoa Hufanga 4.59 18′ Crescent Valley
4. Anthony Adams 4.62 17′ Newberg
5. Jakob Eisenbeiss 4.69 16′ Sherwood
Anthony Nunn 4.69 16′ Sprague
1. Michael Alfieri 4.1 16′ Jesuit
2. Garrett Cheadle 4.1 16′ Lincoln
3. Chase Lakin 4.13 16′ West Salem
4. Anthony Nunn 4.19 16′ Sprague
5. Ty Figueroa 4.19 16′ West Salem
1. Bryce Bumgardner 9-10” 16′ St Helens
2. Jacob Kizer 9-6” 16′ West Salem
3. Anthony Adams 9-6” 17′ Newberg
4. Michael Alfieri 9-5.5 16′ Jesuit
5. Jace Siderius 9-3 16′ Central Catholic
Brody Wittman (West Salem 16′) has some big shoes to fill with the departure of Utah St commit Cade Smith. That said he looked great on Sunday and has had an outstanding off season thus far. AJ Knotz (16′ Southridge) has looked equally good this spring and will be called upon to lead the Skyhawks in 2015.
6-3 sophomore to be Alex Brown (Jesuit 18′) has a high ceiling and comes from a football family, with Danny O’Neill (Jesuit) vying for the same position.
Lucas McKnight (West Salem 17′) should be influential for the Titans in the years to come. All of this while Matt Burgess (Sheldon) and Jordan Crane (Forest Grove) represented the young guys from Oregon, while Jayson Maddux (Prairie, WA) of SW Washington continued to show up at events and impress.
Parker Bull (Aloha 16′) returns as a three year starter and one of the top players in the Metro League. His ability to accelerate and bounce put him in an elite category.
Anthony Nunn (Sprague 16′) returns as the starter for the Oly’s out of the backfield. He should be one of the better players in the GVC, finishing in the top 5 in both the 40 yard dash and shuttle. Garrett Cheadle (Lincoln 16′) had a similar day, testing very well, and looking like one of the top athletes in the PIL returning.
The younger backs were well represented as four 2017 kids took their turns impressing. Reed Dixon (Mt View 17′) will be a IMC Player of the Year candidate and one of the top dual threat kids at the 5A level. Keonte McMurrin (West Salem 17′) should play a prominent role for West, breaking out this off season, as part of the BFA 7 on 7 underclassmen team in Vegas.
2nd team all conference running back Cordell Moore (West Albany 17′) had a good day, and will team with Jeff Lacoste to provide the Bulldogs with one of the top 1-2 punches.
Perry Davis (Silverton 17′) was one of only two sophomores athletes to play Varsity ball for the top ranked Foxes in 2014. He will team with all conference standout Noah Dahl to lead the group this year.
Both Josh Horst (Jesuit 16′) and Cheyce Baum (South Albany 16′) are two kids who will look contribute, after successful seasons at the JV level in 2014.
Forrest Love (Mt View) comes from a talented Central Oregon program and Noah Lelack (McNary) rounds out the group and the young guys.
Whether he is playing TE or DE Joel Daul (Jesuit 17′) will be one of the top 2017’s in the Metro. His overall size and athleticism speak to his upside.
Jaydin Proctor (David Douglas 18′) highlighted a talented group of receivers, as the 6-3 freshman looks to be one of the best in Oregon for the 2018 class. Adam Dehm (Mt View 17′) and Cole Rumrill (West Salem 17′) are two other junior’s to be that should play a key role for their individual teams next season. Dehm is part of a talented Cougar 2017 class, while Rumrill has legit size and the ability to play on either side of the ball.
One of the most impressive WR’s on the day was 4A standout Ben Diehl of (Stayton 16′). He will be a featured athlete in the upcoming Rose City Rumble 7 on 7 tournament. Michael Moultrie (Portland Christian 16′) made the transfer from Gresham HS and will be another kid we see in the RCR.
Three other kids out of the Valley who had a nice weekend include , James Baxter (Sprague 16′), Tanner Hemzacek (South Albany 17′), and Austin Glitschka (West Salem 17′). Baxter is the cousin of former Oregon St All American and current Cleveland Browns safety Jordan Poyer. Expect him to help a talented Olympians squad.
Hemzacek can play on either side of the ball and has looked great over the last few months, while Glitschka has improved immensely, training with the likes of Elvis Akpla, over the last year.
Three current youngsters who we will hear from in the years to come are Chance Sladick (South Salem 18′), Loren Mahr (Mt View 18′), and James Crane (Forest Grove)
The very talented Jamal Mcmurrin (West Salem 19′) is not yet in high school, but much like his brother, looks like one of the top up and coming athletes in the region.
Will Vermilyea (South Albany 16′) will be a Mid-Willamette conference player of the Year candidate, and a three year starter and all league kid. He brings legit size and speed to the table and will be a factor on both sides of the football.
Tristan Friederick (Sprague 17′) had a breakout day and looks like one of the better 2017’s in the Valley, while Eric Gustin (Regis 17′) complimented what is typically a top 2A program state wide.
5-10 210 pound LB/RB Mason McLain (West Albany 17′) is another kid that will contribute for the Bulldogs, while Jahleel Heath (Oregon City) is part of the youth movement at O.C.
If we are referencing the top young athletes in the Pacific Northwest, Tyler Flanagan of (Woodland WA 19′) is one of the elite. He is light years ahead of most kids his age and an individual we will hear about often.
Jace Siderius (Central Catholic 16′) had a nice day, as he will round out one of the most talented secondary’s in the region. Cruz Vasquez (South Albany 16′) started last season for the Rebels, with Colton Love (Mountain View 16′) being another senior, who will be called upon to lead.
Jordan Watson (Lake Oswego 17′) and Ty Figueroa (West Salem 17′) each represented. Watson will be a part of a top ranked returning Laker group, while Figueroa made a name for himself, testing well and running a 4.19 shuttle.
Matt Brindle (South Salem 18′) is a freshman with size that the Saxons are excited to have, while fellow frosh Duke Paustian (Central Catholic 18′) missed last season due to injury, but should be one of the better athletes in his class.
Jason Sperle (McNary 16′) is one of the fastest rising line prospects in the Northwest. At 6-2 he projects as a center/guard at the next level, with his strength and overall athleticism being very appealing to colleges.
Jakob Pruitt (Valley Catholic 16′) and Taylor Lowther (Scio 16′) are two of the top lineman state wide, within their specific classifications. Owen Koger of (Silverton 16′) will be back to lead last years runner up state championship team, while Christian Needham (Lincoln 16′) could have a successful collegiate career with continued progression, according to head line coach Alex Linnenkohl.
Much like his brother Jarred Daul (Jesuit 17′) will be one of the top junior’s in the conference. He is fast and physical and will be an asset for the Crusaders moving forward.
Brandt Waller (Mt View 18′) and Tyler Coates (South Salem 17′) are younger athletes who will their lead lines. Waller played Varsity ball as a freshman, and Coates got in the mix early for the Saxons. Neither possesses prototypical lineman size, but are each very skilled up front. Kekoa Sugioka (South Albany) was maybe the surprise player of the day, competing with the 6-4 and 6-5 athletes.
Tyler Ganoung (Mt View WA 18′) of SW Washington has been working with Linnenkohl on the regular. His commitment and continued growth makes his future incredibly bright. Tanner Curr (West Albany 19′) went head to head with the big boys as an 8th grader. He will be a player.
Last but not least 12 year old Colton Richardson (Dallas) is getting work done, and should be dominant among his peers in the years to come.