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Stock on the Rise; Bellarmine Prep Standout Drew Griffin: By Jordan Johnson

       One of the fastest rising recruits in the entire region is Drew Griffin (6-0 205 Sr. WR/CB) of Bellarmine Prep. He went off as Junior helping his team to a state title appearance, then continued his tear over the off season.      He was an MVP at multiple Barton Football Academy events and has a jumped up on a bunch of D1 radars due to his play. Most…

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Oregon and Washington Updated 2014 Rankings (QB’s): By Jordan Johnson

Over the next week we will be posting overviews of the 2014 Oregon and Washington updated rankings by position. All of us at NEI and the Barton Football Academy feel fortunate to be able to work with a majority of the region’s top athletes. There’s not a perfect ranking system, but we do our best based on all of the criteria listed. The Pacific Northwest is the fastest growing football…

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Auburn Riverside’s Drew Wallen; Defining the Role of Student-Athlete: By Scott Enyeart

       You would be hard-pressed to find another player in the state of Washington who epitomizes the term “student-athlete” better than Auburn (Wash.) Riverside wide receiver Drew Wallen.      The 6-foot-2, 180-pound wideout is coming off a junior season which saw him earn All-SPSL honorable mention honors after hauling in 43 catches for 554 yards and 3 TD’s – one of the few bright spots for a…

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Oregon 6A Elite 2013 Games & 5A Preliminary Top 10: By Jordan Johnson

6A (View preliminary Oregon 6A Rankings here) Any TRL in Conference Game – Hands down the most competitive league in Oregon. Lake O, Canby, West Linn, Clackamas, Oregon City, and Lakeridge are all legit playoff teams. Each week it will be the team that’s most prepared and least hurt that comes out on top. Lake O hasn’t lost a TRL game since before a lot of these kids started elementary…

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One To Watch; Shorecrest ATH Aaron Kelly: By Scott Eklund

       A player that recruitniks need to keep an eye on this fall is Shorecrest (Seattle, Wa.) S/WR Aaron Kelly. He’s got he size and athleticism to be a stallwart this year, but he recently told Northwest Elite Index he plans to lead by example.      “I was voted as a team captain so that’s something that I am totally honored by, but it means my teammates…

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One of the NW’s fastest rising WR’s; CC’s Zack Davis: By Jordan Johnson

       The most consistent Sr. WR in the Pacific NW coming back this season could be Zack Davis (5-11 170) of Central Catholic. He has had as good an off season as almost any athlete state wide.      Zack had what you could call a trifecta of successful events, starting with his performance in Las Vegas as part of our NEI-South All Star team. He followed that…

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QB Derrick Becker getting settled in at Olympia: By Jordan Johnson

       Over the past half decade Olympia has been one of the better teams in the State of Washington going (36-7) from 2008-2011, before last year’s (4-7) season.      The Bears have two of the state’s better skill kids returning in Mitch Fettig and Cooper Murphy, with Fettig being ranked one of the state’s top DB’s. Mitch was part of our NEI All Star team that traveled…

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Cascade’s Randin Crecelius cementing himself as one of WA’s best: By Scott Enyeart

       Everett (Wash.) Cascade hasn’t had the results on the field it would have liked over the past few seasons, but that hasn’t stopped the Bruins from producing, what we feel, is one of the best offensive line prospects in the entire Northwest.      Randin Crecelius checks in at 6-foot-5, 280-pounds and has an ability to play all three positions along the offensive line. Oh, and he…

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Kent Meridian’s Quincy Carter; One of WA’s Top Two-Way Threats: By Scott Eklund

       One of the top two-way players in the state of Washington this coming fall is expected to be Kent-Meridian QB/ATH Quincy Carter and the senior-to-be hopes to lead his team to the playoffs after working hard this offseason.      “Things have been going good for me and for my team,” Carter told Northwest Elite Index recently. “I’ve been going to a lot of camps, working a…

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Pacific Conference Player of the Year Favorite Manu Rasmussen: By Jordan Johnson

Click For Manu Rasmussen Highlights        As we move into 2013 one of the top players in the region, about to go off, is Tigard’s Manu Rasmussen (ATH/CB 6-0 175 Sr.). If there was one athlete that I would feel comfortable saying would go for 2000 yards and 30+ TD’s this season, it would be him.      Rasmussen was a 2nd team all league DB in 2012,…

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