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 and the physical traits required to succeed at the next level.
Alex Matthews 6-3 205 QB Lake Oswego- The senior quarterback is playing very well and is currently ranked the #3 QB in the state of Oregon. He has D1 genes with his brother (Jay Matthews) playing DB at Washington St. He has led LO to a 3-0 start with big wins coming against Central Catholic and nationally ranked Skyline of Washington. He has another huge test this week against #3 Jesuit. The knock on Matthews was his lack of game experience sitting behind 6-6 Austin Kent last year. This past summer he had multiple breakout performances on the camp circuit, initially at the University of Georgia and then on to Oregon where he earned QB MVP Honors at the Nike (NFTC). He has been very poised and efficient thus far, making mature decisions in crunch time. Look for Matthews to be a difference maker this week against a very fast and powerful Jesuit squad.
Blake Dutton 6-2 190 SB/FS Lakeridge- State leader in Touchdowns 6A (11)..Has unbelievable quicks and the size to go with it. Dutton has already taken 4 Td’s back via punt and kick returns so he is exciting any time he touches the ball. He is another kid with D1 genes (Oregon) that will need to be the go to guy against Aloha who will definitely have a spy on him.
Dutton had a break out performance at the UW Barton Marketing event along with Austin Baird of Marist in July. The Pacers haven’t played anybody so that has been the only criticism thus far. The Warriors will be tough, but also missing two key players injured against Grant (Bryson Sullivan, Sheldon Prince).