Commits and Offers – Oregon and Washington – Class of 2012

NEI will keep an up to date tracker monitoring all offers and commitments throughout the region. In Oregon We have 26 kids with Division 1 or D1AA offers that are confirmed. We have heard inaccurate stats with numbers such as (32) but these are real. High school football in the Northwest has never been more prominent and these lists will allow us to visualize who is going where. The Commits…

September 8, 2011
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Clear As Glass

The Jesuit Crusaders are one of the top teams in the Pacific Northwest and it starts with the run game. Every year the Crusaders reload, and the run game becomes the focal point. One of the biggest moves of the off season came with the transfer of junior AJ Glass (6-1 195 RB/SS Jr.) of West Linn. The highly touted athlete comes in ranked the #3 Running Back and the…

September 8, 2011
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It’s been a “Long” wait as Steven Long lands PSU offer

As most have learned early NEI will be the first place all of the top athletes come to when relaying breaking news. Just today Steven Long (5-7 175 RB Sr.) of Lake Oswego finally got the offer he was looking for. The Portland State Vikings and Head Coach Nigel Burton have offered Long a full ride scholarship. Steven Says ” hard work, dedication, and patience leads to dreams coming true,…

September 7, 2011
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Zach Banner – The #1 Lineman in the Country Talks Recruiting

Lakes High School in Lakewood, Washington was one of 18 stops on NEI’s recent Pacific Northwest tour. What we found there was the #1 Lineman in the country (Zach Banner 6-10 315 OL/DL) being his always like able self. Banner talks in depth about his team, his recruiting , and all other aspects of football. He also mentions certain schools that are on his radar and says that he will…

September 2, 2011
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Connor Strahm – Oregon’s #1 Ranked Junior Slot Back

The #1 ranked slot back in the state is only a junior and he looks to be one of key leaders on an already stacked Irish squad. Connor Strahm (6-1 210 SB/SS Jr.) is back in 2011′ after scoring 12 Td’s and having 3 Int’s as a sophomore. He scored 7 touchdowns in playoff wins over Lakeridge and Canby, amazing for anyone let alone a underclassmen. The success Marty and…

September 2, 2011
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Juanita High School Preview

Another stop on our fall camp tour took us to Juanita High School, home of the Rebels.  A program that was once an afterthought, Juanita now stands toe to toe with all the titans.  It’s transformation started 3 years ago with the best hire the school has ever made in Head Coach Shaun Tarantola.  If you don’t believe me, ask senior OL/DL Nathan Dean, a UW commit.  “When coach T got here my Freshmen…

August 30, 2011
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Recruiting Tip #3 – Start Early

When I sat down and started writing my “Recruiting Tips”, I had no idea of the impact and response from people I’d receive.  Having gone thru this process as a player twice, a coach, and now a mentor, I’ve clocked a lot of hours and experience.  For years I’ve talked individually to kids, parents, and their families.  What I’m excited about now is the fact that with NEI there’s now a podium to…

August 30, 2011
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Bellarmine Prep Preview

On our fall camp road tour, we had the pleasure of visiting coach Don Larsen and the Bellarmine Prep Lions.  The #2 ranked in Washington at the 4A level according to NEI, the Lions are a legitimate threat to win it all this year.  But while most teams put winning a league and state title first, Bellarmine Prep has a different and unique set of priorities.  “Here at Bellarmine, we put God 1st.”  Said…

August 30, 2011
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Jefferson Preview

The Democrats are back and once again one of the top teams at the 5a classification level. They come in ranked #5 on the initial NEI Top 10. Coach Anthony Stoudamire likes what he has to work with but will have to make up for a couple key losses on the offensive and defensive line. Both Alex Mitchell and Elisonoa Aluesi have departed to play Division one football and the…

August 30, 2011
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Marist Preview

MARIST- Highly regarded Head Coach Frank Geske leads the always tough private school from Eugene and the best receiving core in the state after a loss in last years state title game. ” I would be shocked if you didn’t see us in that final game” Geske said. Taylor Walcott (6-0 170 WR Sr.) and Austin Baird (6-0 175 WR Jr.) are both ranked towards the top of the NEI…

August 30, 2011
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