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Top Athletes – No Offers 2012

Koleman Vance- 6-3 220 QB/S Lincoln- This is a unique case. He is a legit division one talent on both sides of the ball, but schools won’t touch him because of off the field related issues. Everyone is aware of how talented the kid is, but you hear the same thing from coaches anytime questions are asked… Very unfortunate if things don’t change. He has a “Cam Newton” type body…

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How Good Is Too Good? Marist 2011

Marist High School of Eugene has one of the most prominent football programs in the Pacific Northwest. With just over 500 kids one wonders how they continue to dominate the state year after year? It’s no secret that the Spatans rarely lose. They are (29-1) in their last 30 games played under Head Coach Frank Geske. They won a 4A State title in 2009 going 14-0. They followed that up…

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Skyline vs Lake Oswego- “THE BREAKDOWN”

#2 LAKE OSWEGO 56 VS #1 4A SKYLINE, WA 46 Most of us by now already know about Steven Long’s record breaking performance (427 yds, 7 Td’s), but there was a lot more that went in to Lake O’s statement win on Friday Night. The Offensive line was outstanding; 1st team all league returnee Turner Young (6-0 240 OL, Sr.) leads a very talented bunch that not many people knew…

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Catch him if you can, Steven Long makes Oregon Proud

It was one of the most impressive single game performances in State History against a very good Skyline, Washington Football team. Steven Long (5-7 175 RB Sr.), fresh off a Portland St offer, made the Spartans pay almost every time he touched the ball. When all was said and done Long had rushed for 427 yards and 7 touchdowns ( 36, 71, 38, 75, 5, 73, 1) to lead the…

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Oregon’s Top Cornerback Leading the State In Offense

There are a lot of prime time athletes that train with Taylor Barton and the Barton Football Academy. Some we know about right away some we find out about later. Jordan Visarraga (5-10 175 RB/CB Sr.) is a perfect example of a kid that worked with Barton early and is now reaping the rewards. ” Taylor makes you believe in yourself and never lets you settle, he demands perfection and…

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Beast of the Valley, West Salem’s 6-5 290 OL/DL Matt Sommer

A kid we will all hear a lot about over the next couple seasons will be Matt Sommer (6-5 290 DL/OL Jr.) out of West Salem. The Junior to be is an absolute monster, and has made the biggest jump of any player thus far on the NEI Rankings for the 2013 class. He is an unquestioned Division 1 talent that is as athletic and explosive as they come. He…

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Westover Breaks Out In 123 Point Contest

Trevor Westover (6-1 195 RB/S Sr.) is a kid we have seen at multiple Barton events over the last few years. He comes in ranked the #10 overall back in the state, but that will change. He is listed as one of the Player of the Year Candidates on our POY Watch list and last Friday he exploited that. His numbers were ridiculous, (275) Rushing, (191) Receiving, and (80) on…

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Player of the Year Candidate Blake Dutton; 8 Touchdowns, 2 games

One of top players in the Three Rivers Conference has started out the season with a bang. Blake Dutton (6-2 190 WR/FS Sr.) of Lakeridge has made his opponents look silly over the first couple weeks of the year. He has amassed over 500 all purpose yards and 8 Touchdowns in just over 3 quarters of play to start the season. The Pacers have outscored their opponents 110-20 ( N.Medford…

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Stocks on the Rise – Athletes of the Week

One of the new features at NEI includes a breakdown of our Friday night superstars. Weekly we will review athletes who have “upped there stock” and moved up in the rankings. This allows to us to evaluate each kid and give credit where credit is due. OREGON Blake Dutton- Lakeridge Sr. WR/FS 6-2 190…Already considered one of the top receivers in the state, 5 Td’s, 350 All Purpose Yards, 2…

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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…

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