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Mount Si’s Schlichting reels in first offer

       As we noted in a recent article, things have started to pick up on the recruiting front for Mount Si (Snoqualmie, Wa.) OT Chris Schlichting. Things came to a head recently with Montana and the Grizzlies decided to become the first program to offer the emerging offensive lineman from the Cascade foothills.      “Montana just offered me,” an excited Schlichting told Northwest Elite Index Tuesday evening. “I was…

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WA top 2015 WR Justice Murphy commits

         In breaking news early Tuesday Washington’s top 2015 WR Justice Murphy of Evergreen HS (Vancouver, WA.) committed to Utah. Head coach Don Johnson called and confirmed that the elite wide out would be taking his talents to the Pac 12 next season.         Murphy had a phenomenal off season and climbed the charts quickly as the Offensive MVP on our Vegas 7 on 7 travel squad….

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Jackson’s Keynan Foster picks up first offer

       We might have to come up with a name for the week we have had thus far in the State of Washington, where it seems like one athlete after another is picking up offers. Today it is Keynan Foster (’15) of Jackson High School in Mill Creek who was offered by the Air Force Academy.      “Coach (Mike) Thiessen came by my school and showed a lot of…

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One of the top DB’s in Washington for 2016; Zach Smith of Capital HS

       One of the most impressive kids that we have seen in the state of Washington, covering the last two seasons, is Zach Smith (5-11 175 2016 ATH) of Capital High School. He started as a freshman on one of the top 2A teams in the state, and has been a standout on the Barton Football Camp and Combine tour in 2013 and 2014.      This past season Zach…

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Meadowdale’s Malik Braxton snags first offer

       Very exciting news from Lynnwood (Wash.) where Malik Braxton (’15) of Meadowdale High School picked up his first offer when the Air Force Falcon coaching staff made their intentions known.      “When Coach Thiessen called me and told me the Air Force Academy was offering me a scholarship I just couldn’t take the smile off my face,” Braxton to NEI. “I actually missed the call, but I saw it was from…

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Rising offensive lineman; Christopher Schlichting of Mount Si

       The 2015 class features a bumper crop of in-state offensive linemen and one that has seen his stock rise over the past month or so is Mount Si (Snoqualmie, Wa.) OT Christopher Schlichting. The talented lineman is still waiting on his first offer, but he’s seen interest from plenty of schools with several coaches from big-time programs stopping by to see him.      “Last year, I played tackle…

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Skyline’s Cameron Saffle grabs second offer

       Skyline (Sammamish, Wa.) LB/DE Cameron Saffle has seen quite a few coaches come through his school the past few weeks and on Sunday, the day before Memorial Day, the talented defensive prospect hauled in an offer from Air Force, which had dropped by his school late last week.      “Air Force was here last week and the coach that saw me said he’d be evaluating my film,” Saffle…

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Barton Football Academy Camp & Combine Tour; Salem Youth Breakdown

  Trevor Davis:  Trevor is a young QB with huge upside. On Sunday he demonstrated a strong arm and great mechanics. It’s evident he is a hard working leader as he and his Crater teammates made the trip all the way from Central Point for their second combine. Bruce Cwiklinski:  One of Davis’ primary receiving targets, Bruce shows incredible polish for a young wide receiver. He runs great routes and…

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Elite Oregon 2016 LB Devin Thompson and Liberty on the rise

       A team that could get in the mix at the 5A level over the next two seasons is Liberty HS of the Northwest Oregon Conference. Junior to be Devin Thompson (6-0 205) earned 1st team all league honors in 2013, and will be one of the top linebackers in the state for the class of 2016.      The Falcons went (5-5) last season, losing 17-6 to Mountain View in the…

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Clark Hazlett talks recruiting and his recent transfer

       As summer nears, high school prospects around the country are getting ready for the busy time of year where summer football camps are in full throttle. Players want a shot to showcase their skills and convince college coaches they’re worthy of a scholarship and to don a program’s jersey in the future.      For Bellingham, Wash., quarterback Clark Hazlett, who will suit up for a new prep school…

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