We will have athletes ranked numerically and an honorable mention list, based on who PROJECTS HIGHEST AT THE NEXT LEVEL.

There are a variety of factors that go into determining who projects where..These include (Current offers, Size, testing, All league/State accolades, camp/combine performances, stats, competition levels, D1/NFL Genes, GPA, Overall character/work ethic etc.). You can be a very talented high school athlete and not project to a high level of college football. (EX: If you are a 5-10 first team all league or all state lineman congratulations, but you are not going to project to a D1 school. It is what it is and that goes for all positions. We feel very fortunate to have the college contacts that we do, so it’s important that the rankings are structured so that all schools can get a realistic breakdown of who they should be recruiting.

Through NEI and the Barton Football Academy we have been able to work with most of the top athletes in the region on a consistent basis, which has enabled us to make the accuracy of our evaluations more legitimate then any other group or recruiting source.

All of these rankings are subject to change at any time based on any new information received. It’s important that we see any athlete that feels they are one of the best, as we can only determine so much based on film or word of mouth. Any top athlete that feels they should be higher on this list should get out to one or more of our NEI/Barton Football Camp and Combine events.

As most of you know all of our events are documented via video allowing us to see kids in person, while breaking down film of athletes after the fact if we still have questions about a kid. No other football academy has ever ventured to do such a thing, but we feel that this is the most fair and accurate way to give each athlete a ranking. Obviously nothing is perfect, but it is by far and away the most credible source in the region.


We are constantly updating and adding to the site. It is a big region so please let us know of any athlete that you feel may have been missed. We are more than happy to look at any and all information sent to us referencing our northwest athletes.

Jordan Johnson and the NEI Team

Keegen Hlad
1)
Keegen Hlad
West Salem (Salem, OR)
6′ 3, 180
Projects at the D1 level. Hlad is long and very athletic and has already had a couple elite 150+ yard, multiple TD performances this year. Keegen MVP’d multiple camps and combines over the off season and is a Conference POY candidate.
Jared Evans
2)
Jared Evans
North Medford (Medford, OR)
6′ 3, 195
Will be a three year starter and projects at the D1 level with continued progression. Currently one of the leading receivers in the SWC, was part of our NEI Vegas All Star team that we traveled with last year.
Hunter Knighton
3)
Hunter Knighton
Oregon City
6′ 2, 195
Very talented overall athlete (basketball), with athletic genes. Breakout performance against Crater catching 7 passes for 147 yards and 3 TDs. Very sure hands.
Kurt Moon
4)
Kurt Moon
West Linn
6′ 5, 205
Moon is an outstanding target at 6-5 and he is just getting more comfortable running his routes. Coppedge has done a great job of finding him as he caught two TD’s. He could add size and be a legit TE.
Bryce Barker
5)
Bryce Barker
Beaverton
6′ 3, 175
Barker is just a very talented overall athlete and one of the better safety’s in the state. He had a 3 TD performance earlier in the season and should be one of the best receivers in Oregon in the coming years. Can also play QB.
Dantly Wilcox
6)
Dantly Wilcox
Mountain View (Bend, OR)
6′ 4, 170
Has had a very good season thus far catching 17 passes over the last 4 games. Has legit size and you can expect Coach Crum to utilize his three very rangy WR’s.
Devon Dunagan
7)
Devon Dunagan
McNary (Keizer, OR)
6′ 4, 200
Had 8 catches for 147 yards and a TD in the first two weeks. Had an impressive sophomore season, and should be one of the top players in the CVC this year. Outstanding size.
Austin Albin
8)
Austin Albin
Mountain View (Bend, OR)
6′ 5, 200
Albin could jump up this list quickly. He is big and mobile and will only get better. He has averaged 25 yards a catch with a TD early this season.
Jack Cole
9)
Jack Cole
Lakeridge (Lake Oswego, OR)
6′ 2, 180
Cole will be a favorite target of Dungey over the next two seasons. Has 11 receptions and 2 TDs over the first 4 games.
Steven Shockloss
10)
Steven Shockloss
Tualatin
6′ 4, 190
Talented multi sport kid (basketball), that got some time as a sophomore. Very good overall athlete with size.
Michael Hurlic
11)
Michael Hurlic
Parkrose (Portland, OR)
6′ 4, 205
Hurlic was a 2nd team all league kid as a sophomore and brings a lot to the table at 6-4. Having Boland as your QB is big.
Byron Greenlee
12)
Byron Greenlee
Liberty (Hillsboro, OR)
6′ 3, 205
Greenlee is a big target that is just getting better for the Falcons. He has been able to find the end zone a couple times for an improving Liberty squad.
Honorable Mentions
 
Chase Clark
Lakeridge (Lake Oswego, OR)
5′ 11, 180
 
Nathan Mumford
Portland Christian (Portland, OR)
5′ 10, 165
 
Logan Munson
Silverton
6′ 1, 170
 
Cody Shepard
Madras
6′ 1, 195
 
Nikko Thomas
Southridge (Beaverton, OR)
6′ 4, 180
 
Zach WIlkerson
Barlow (Gresham, OR)
6′ 3, 185