One of the NW’s Best; Lakes WR Marquin Russell

With so many great quarterbacks in the state of Washington this year, it stands to reason that several big time wideouts will also be players to keep an eye on this fall and Lakes (Lakewood) is blessed with two outstanding receivers in Sammie Long and Marquin Russell. Northwest Elite Index has already given you a glimpse of Long, so today we take a look at what Russell brings to the…

February 28, 2012

Bellevue Gets Big Time Transfer- D End Raveon Hoston

Every year kids surprise us at the Barton winter camps and this year the young man who has caught everyone’s eye is Bellevue DE/TE Raveon Hoston, who was an All-Metro League selection while playing at Cleveland last fall. Because of some family issues, Hoston and his family moved from Seattle over to Bellevue and he’s gotten a new lease on both his academic and athletic life. “Coming to Bellevue was…

February 23, 2012

All League Line Talent Hector Ruiz- Mariner HS

Hector Ruiz 6-4 280 Jr. OL Mariner #62 Versatility and aggressiveness, to go along with outstanding size and strength are essential for any college line prospect, and Mariner (Everett) OL/DL Hector Ruiz 6-4 270) is a player who has all of those traits. Throw in the fact that he also has a great work-ethic and you have a player to keep an eye on this year. “I played all over…

February 22, 2012

Big Nasty: Bellarmine Prep OL Macartney McQuery

Macartney McQuery Jr 6-2 310 G Bellarmine Prep This past weekend at the Barton Elite camp, one of the top performers was Ballarmine Prep (Tacoma) OL Macartney McQuery. At 6’2″, 310 pounds, McQueary already has the requisite size to play along a college offensive line right now and he’s also out to show he’s got the intesity and nasty side necessary to be a mauler at the next level. “I…

February 21, 2012

Just Flyin: Wenatchee RB Isaiah Brandt-Sims

Isaiah Brandt- Sims So. 5-11 175 RB Wentachee One of the most explosive athletes in the state of Washington this past fall was sophomore Wenatchee RB/WR Isaiah Brandt-Sims. He has elite speed, showing off that aspect of his game when he posted a 6.96 60 meters in track last year as a freshman. This year he hopes to be even better as he’s working on several areas to help him…

February 21, 2012

Bothell OL Chase Madsen The Real Deal

Northwest Elite Index continues it’s look at some of the top juniors in the state of Washington and today we take a look at Bothell OL Chase Madsen, a young man who is a leader both on and off the field for the Cougars. This past season, Madsen started every game at the all-important left tackle spot, but he said that isn’t the only position he knows. “During practice and…

February 19, 2012

Top Wide out Sammie Long Working With Former WSU Star Mike Bush

One of the top wideouts in the Northwest this year promises to be Lakes (Lakewood) WR Sammie Long. While the talented receiver has all of the tools necessary to garner attention from school across the country, he didn’t put up big numbers in 2011, but that had to do with the number of weapons on the Lancers’ roster. Long finished his junior season with 20 receptions for 266 yards with…

February 17, 2012

Washington Top Athlete Danny Mattingly Earns 4 Big Time Offers

Mead (Spokane) DL/TE Danny Mattingly, one of the state’s top prospects, got some good news Monday night when he talked with Husky head coach Steve Sarkisian who extended him his first offer from an FBS program. “My coach sent me a text and told me to call coach (Steve) Sarkisian as soon as possible,” a happy Mattingly told “When I talked to him and coach (Peter) Sirmon, they offered…

February 16, 2012

One of WA’s Best: Bellarmine Prep WR/S Calvin Chandler

A player from the state of Washington who is already seeing a lot of interest from Pac 12 and other BCS schools is Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) S/WR Calvin Chandler, and because of his outstanding coaching as well as his bloodlines, he’s got the chance to be a big-time recruit before it’s all said and done. “My dad (Jeff) was a Husky football player and he’s been a mentor for me…

February 14, 2012

Bringing It- Federal Way LB Albert Havili

Last year the Federal Way football squad was loaded with talented seniors, but 2013 could see an even bigger uptick in talent and one player to keep an eye on is LB Albert Havili, a 6’2″, 230-pound beast who will start to see recruiting pick up once the May evaluation period gets underway. Havili started both ways for the Eagles this past season and earned First Team All-SPSL 4A after…

February 12, 2012