Mountain View’s Austin Phillips Is a Man on a Mission: By Scott Enyeart

April 16, 2013

         It’s hard to imagine being the No. 3 ranked offensive lineman in the state of Oregon, standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing 273-pounds, and at the same time being “under the radar”. But that’s exactly the case for Bend (Ore.) Mountain View center Austin Phillips.      That, however, should be changing soon for the anchor of the Cougars’ O-line.      After a junior season which saw him named…

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Talking Recruiting and Rehab with Franklin Pierce’s Brett Carter: By Scott Enyeart

April 15, 2013

       It’s not often you hear about a player missing his entire junior season, while still garnering major recruiting interest as one of the top regional prospects at his position. But that’s exactly the case for Parkland (Wash.) Franklin Pierce LB Brett Carter.      Carter, who is currently the state of Washington’s No. 8 ranked linebacker, missed all of 2012 due to an injury sustained two days before the…

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Federal Way’s Keenan Curran Lands Second Offer: By Scott Enyeart

April 12, 2013

       Federal Way (Wash.) High School DB/QB Keenan Curran has had quite the week. On Monday, Curran picked up his first D1 FBS offer from the University of Idaho, and today, he landed his second offer from San Jose State University.      “Coach [Jimmie] Dougherty has been handling most of my recruitment, but today I had a good long talk on the phone with [head] Coach [Ron]…

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Catching up with Shadle Park QB Brett Rypien: By Scott Enyeart

April 12, 2013

         Although it is the middle of baseball season for Shadle Park (Spokane, WA) HS multi-sport standout Brett Rypien, his preparation for the upcoming football season is already in full swing.      The 6-foot-2, 175-pound sophomore has already cemented himself among Washington’s elite. He’s currently atop NEI’s list of QB rankings for the class of 2015, and also holds an early offer from the Washington State…

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Recruiting Picks Up for Enumclaw’s Chandler Streuli: By Scott Enyeart

April 10, 2013

       It has been a busy offseason for Enumclaw (WA) High School lineman Chandler Streuli. Streuli, who is currently NEI’s No. 9 ranked offensive lineman in the state of Washington, has been a regular attendee at Elite Events throughout the winter and spring working to build on the solid junior season he had last fall.      Not only has Chandler been prepping hard for his senior campaign…

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Mount Si QB Nick Mitchell commits to Oregon State: By Scott Enyeart

April 7, 2013

         The recruiting process was short and sweet for Mount Si’s (Snoqualmie, WA) Nick Mitchell, Washington’s No. 1 ranked QB for the class of 2014. Mitchell, who was offered by Oregon State University just a few short weeks ago, gave a verbal commitment to Beavers’ coach Mike Riley on Friday, becoming the first commitment of OSU’s 2014 recruiting class.      “It feels great,” Mitchell said. “This…

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