In breaking news you will only get here first, Connor Strahm (6-1 210 Jr. SB/SS) of Sheldon got his first offer from the University of Montana this morning. Strahm may be the leading candidate for Oregon State Player of the Year not named Thomas Tyner next season.
He earned Conference Player of the Year Honors as a junior and also racked up first team all state honors on both sides of the ball by the Oregonian. He was NEI’S Offensive Underclassmen of the Year for the State of Oregon as well
The first article ever written at NEI was on Connor Strahm which just reiterated the respect we have for him and his game. Friday at Noon I got a text from him that read, ” Hey Jordan You are the first one’s besides my family to know that Montana just offered me a full ride… I just wanted to say it definitely wouldn’t have been possible without all the exposure you gave me, and I wanted to let you and Taylor know how appreciative we all are for what you guys do for Northwest Football”.
It was a very rewarding message from an outstanding kid that is going to have many offers regardless of who covers him. Strahm went off in 2011 accounting for 28 total Tds and over 1900 All purpose yards while tying for the state lead in interceptions with (7). Its rare to see a kid be the best player in the state on both sides of the ball, but this might be the case. We are lucky to be able to work with quality kids like Connor and look forward to reporting on offers he gets in the future. The Sheldon program and community is a model for how to do things the right way, and we are excited to cover all the kids in Eugene moving forward.