Weekend Recap 6/16/2014

  Some parts of the job can be a bit of a grind, but it is weekends like this last one that remind you just how much fun your job can be. Skyline High School hosted their annual Skills and Drills on the Hill. It is a two day 7-on-7 event, with a Kicking Competition Saturday, and Lineman Competition on Sunday. After Saturday’s event, I made my way out to Mount…

June 16, 2014

Eastside Catholic’s Alex Neale picks up first offer

June 15, 2014

       Great news from the Sammamish Plateau tonight as the State’s top 2015 class interior lineman Alex Neale of Eastside Catholic has been offered by the University of Montana.      “Coach (Scott) Gragg, the OL coach, said on Friday when I was there that they were very interested and should stay in touch,” Neale told NEI. “So I decided to call him today after working with Coach Yensen at Cal, and told me he…


One of the top 2017 lineman in Washington; Brody McKnight of Eastside Catholic: By Ryland Spencer

February 16, 2014

Click for Brody McKnight Highlights        There aren’t many freshman that see significant playing time in the State of Washington, but those who do are usually pretty special. Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wash.) offensive lineman Brody McKnight had a great freshman campaign, and with a great work ethic, looks like he could be one of those special players.      This season McKnight started all 14 games for the Crusaders, who…


Eastside Catholic’s Cody Baker Is A Top 2015 Recruit: By Scott Eklund

January 24, 2014

       The state of Washington is loaded with talent in the 2015 class and one that is already attracting attention and offers is Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wa.) DL Cody Baker. The talented two-way lineman is one of the gem’s of the Evergreen State’s junior class.      “Things have been going pretty well,” Baker told Northwest Elite Index recently. “We’ve had a lot of schools coming by and talking to…


Under the radar and on the rise; Eastside Catholic RB Henry Jarvis: By Scott Eklund

October 8, 2013

       As one of the top rushers in the state heading into the season, Eastside Catholic senior tailback Henry Jarvis has lived up to the hype and he told Northwest Elite Index recently he just goes about his business and hopes to lead his team to another state title game berth.      “We made it to the state title game last year and this year, that’s what we are…


Multiple Teams Impress At Skyline Passing Tourney And Linemen Competitio​n: By Scott Enyeart

June 9, 2013

       There was lots of sun and lots of football being played on the plateau this weekend, as Skyline HS hosted its annual “Skills and Drills on The Hill / Linemen Competition”.      Teams from all over of the state made the trip to Sammamish to participate in the two day passing tournament and single-day big man battle.      As would be expected, the KingCo Conference was well-represented with…


Eastside Catholic’s Drew Springfiel​d Talks Recruitmen​t: By Scott Enyeart

May 11, 2013

       Springfield is one of two returning starters from last year’s team that went 13-1, and fell to Bellevue in the 3A title game.      Recently, Springfield took a bit of a whirlwind recruiting tour, taking six unofficial visits in six days. We recently caught up with Springfield to get a recap of his visits. Here is what Springfield had to say about each school:      Oklahoma State: “My…


Sophomore Alex Neale of Eastside Catholic making case to be states best Center: By Ryland Spencer

March 27, 2013

       The 2015 offensive line class is beginning to look like it might be one of the best in state history. A player to keep an eye on, and the best Center of the bunch, is Alex Neale (6-3 280) of Eastside Catholic.      This past season was a good one for the Crusaders, finishing with a state championship loss to Bellevue, and Neale was the starting…


NEI/Barton Elite Event; WA Produces one of the top D Line groups in the country: By Jordan Johnson

March 5, 2013

       Last year in Oregon we saw one of the most impressive offensive line groups in northwest history come through with 10+ high profile D1 kids.      That said I have never seen a D line group the likes of what Washington has right now. Its not often you would take any positional group from the northwest, and put it up against any other core cast from…