Northwest Talent: Cle Elum LB/RB Jake Gall

Even though he plays at a smaller school, make no mistake, Cle Elum-Roslyn’s Jake Gall has the talent to play major college football. The talented two-way star used his outstanding size (6’0, 207) and speed (4.6) combination to post a team-leading 1,152 yards rushing on just 88 carries (a 13.1 yard per carry average) and 18 touchdowns while also leading the Warriors with 157 tackles (81 solo), five sacks and…

March 13, 2012

Talented Auburn Mountainview LB/DE Nicholas Aumua

A player who moved to the Pacific Northwest last summer and showed why he should be considered a rising star this offseason is Auburn Mountainview LB/DE Nicholas Aumua. At 6’3″, 240 pounds, Aumua has the size necessary to be a factor on either side of the ball, but with his outstanding first step and non-stop motor, schools seem to like what he brings off the edge and that is where…

March 12, 2012

Rising Star: Bellevue DE Nick Santa

(Nick Santa 6-3 240 Jr. OL/DL Bellevue) Northwest Elite Index caught up with Bellevue DE Nick Santa and the talented two-way star filled us in on where things stand… “Things have been going well for me this year so far,” Santa said recently. “I’ve been hitting the weights and running, working on my pad-level. Basically all of the stuff you need to work on every year. I just want to…

March 9, 2012

Big Time Talent; Juanita LB Darrin Laufasa

Darrin Laufasa 6-2 225 RB/LB Juanita HSp The state of Washington is loaded at the linebacker position in 2013, and one player who is poised to be in the discussion for tops at the position will be Juanita (Kirkland) LB Darrin Laufasa, a 6’1″, 225-pounder who is just starting to get back to full health after a foot injury kept him from reaching his full potential last season. “Darrin broke…

March 8, 2012

Bellarmine Prep QB Sefo Liufau gets offered by Colorado

Sefo Liufau 6-4 220 Jr. QB Bellarmine Prep Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) QB Sefo Liufau, one of the top signal-callers in the Pacific Northwest this year, received some good news on Monday when he received his first offer. “Colorado offered me today,” an excited Liufau told Northwest Elite Index. “It didn’t really come out of the blue because I had been talking to their staff, getting to know them, for a…

March 7, 2012

One Of The Top Legs In the Country; Mount Si K/P Cameron Van Winkle

Kickers don’t get a lot of attention from recruiting services or fans during the year, but ask several nationally ranked college football teams from this past season how important it is to have a kicker who can make a clutch kick late in a game. One of the top prep kickers, not only on the west coast, but likely the entire nation this season will be Mount Si (Snoqualmie, Wa.)…

March 5, 2012

Top Wash Linebacker.. Trayon McNairy- Juanita HS

(Trayon McNairy 6-1 205 Jr. LB Juanita HS) A player who really burst onto the scene in the state of Washington last season was Juanita (Kirkland) LB Trayon McNairy, and with his continued improvement he could be one of the fastest rising recruits in the Evergreen State. “When we finally got him up at the varsity level last year, he was so raw he didn’t even know how to carry…

March 4, 2012

Kings OL Mason Friedline Gets UW Offer After Colorado

** Editor’s Note- Friedline was just offered by the University of Washington, we will continue to update everyone as the offers come in. Congratulations to Mason   King (Seattle) OL Mason Friedline got some good news this week when he got a call from the Colorado coaches and received his first offer. “It was really sorta out of the blue for me,” Friedline told Northwest Elite Index shortly after getting…

March 3, 2012

Hard Hitting Federal Way LB Rod Jones Jr.

A team loaded with big-time prospects this year is Federal Way and one of the leaders on their defense this past season was LB Rod Jones Jr. This offseason he’s been hard at work while also competing against some of the top talent in the state. “I’ve been hitting the Barton Camps a couple of times this winter and it’s been great from a competition standpoint,” Jones told NEI recently….

February 29, 2012

Peyton Pelluer offered by Washington St

Peyton Pelleur (6-2 235 Jr. LB Skyline HS) Over the weekend, Skyline (Sammamish, Wa.) LB Peyton Pelluer took in Washington State’s Junior Day festivities and on Monday received some good news when Cougar head coach Mike Leach decided to extend him an offer. Pelluer, whose father Scott played for Washington State, already had an offer from Colorado as well as Wyoming. Pelluer is a tackling machine, responsible for nearly 300…

February 28, 2012