One of the top lineman on the west coast is from a very familiar school, and we are looking to forward to seeing what Max Rich (6-7 1/2 280 Jr OL- Jesuit) can do against some of the Nation’s best. Rich will be traveling to San Antonio for the Army All American Combine, where we will be in attendance covering all of our kids from the Northwest.
Rich is looked at as one of the regions top recruits with an upside that rivals some of the nations top athletes. Its rare to find a kid so big and yet so coordinated. Just the other night on the basketball floor he was his teams leading scorer prior to their game with perennial power Oak Hill Academy of Virginia. It all speaks to his overall athleticism and what he is capable of moving forward.
He earned second team all league honors and first team All State honors by us at NEI. Big time schools see a kid that could easily pack on 30 pounds and still maintain his overall speed and quickness. Who wouldn’t want a 6-8 310 pound tackle protecting their blind side?
Max says, ” I would love to win a state title next year, I think we have the guys coming back to do that”. When asked about what he is looking for in a college he says, “definitely something where there are high academic standards, because that is very important to me”. Rich sports a 3.75 GPA and realizes there’s a lot of life after football.
Taylor Barton is in contact with schools all over the country and LSU and Arkansas have been intrigued with Rich as well. This is a kid that will have a variety of options, and he wants to way everything accordingly. Max is one of the top basketball players in Oregon and will be trying to help Jesuit reach a state title on the hardwood over the next few months. Rich says ” Once basketball is over I will be able to talk with my family and decide what Im going to pursue moving forward”.
Max is an extremely humble kid that just likes to play ball, ” I play with some of the most talented kids anywhere and whatever success I have is because of them”. Rich will be one of many high profile kids on the NEI/Barton Combine Tour during the spring and summer, and we look forward to seeing some of the line battles up coming. The sky is the limit for Rich as he may end up being the top recruit in the entire Northwest not named Thomas Tyner. We wish him all the success in the world moving forward.
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/242849/ Max Rich Highlights