Have a look at a two part series featuring Oregon and Washington’s Top linebackers for the class of 2013. Its a fairly deep group with size and a couple under the radar kids that could play some big time ball. We have been hearing from schools all over the country, as NEI has become the overwhelming Northwest leader for recruiting.
We feel fortunate to have the contacts that we do and plan on helping as many of our athletes as we can play at the highest level possible. Have a look at Oregon’s Top junior linebackers coming back next season.
Evan Colorito 6-4 230 Jr. OLB Beaverton (Offers- Portland St)… Evan is just a flat out gamer and the only linebacker thus far with an offer. He is so fast for a big man that he can almost lock down an entire side of the field by himself. Colorito’s upside is ridiculous due to his genes and many feel that with continued progression he could be the top linebacker in Oregon. All Pac 12 schools are well aware of his ability, as he has the unique combination of size, speed and love of the game. He is a leader in every sense of the word. Leading Beaverton’s Defense in Sacks, fly’s off the ball creating havoc on most plays. Super athletic with NFL Genes, Father played in Super Bowl with Denver, and was All American at USC.. All league DL 8.5 Sacks as a sophomore, 8 sacks as a junior one of the state leaders, 5.3 tpg..Will be featured on offense after not seeing much time as a junior…Army All American Nominee.http://www.hudl.com/athlete/142718/evan-colorito
Mitch Lomax- Lake Oswego 6-4 240 TE/LB…Son of Legendary QB Neil Lomax, D1 Size with NFL Genes..One of the 3 best junior backers in the state, will be the conference favorite for Defensive player of the year, unanimous 1st team all league selection at LB and proven winner with a 2011 6a state title. Lomax is also an outstanding basketball player and overall athlete that has learned how to play smart, physical football and at times dominate an entire game.Was part of maybe the top linebacking crew in Oregon last year with PSU bound Zach Walen and talented overall athlete Grant Taylor…http://www.hudl.com/athlete/470218/mitch-lomax
Jack Ezell- Pendleton 6-4 225 LB… Conference Player of the Year 2011..Not a lot of people know about him because he’s from the Eastern part of the state but check his video and you will see a kid that’s super legit. Ezell looks like a man amongst boys with his size and speed. Jack plays with reckless abandonment and goes 110% at all times. This could be one of the biggest steals for any school that does there homework. A lot of kids get overlooked due to location, but this is someone to good to miss. Unquestioned D1 athlete http://www.hudl.com/athlete/225152
James Banks- Sheldon 6-1 220 LB.. Banks is a 4.0 student that takes all AP classes and Math at the University of Oregon. Ivy league type institutions will be eating this kid up, as he makes the transfer from 5a Marist to 6a Sheldon for competition purposes. His football smarts set him apart.. 1st Team all league as a junior at Marist.. One of the top LB’s in the state, and conference favorites for Defensive player of the year in 2012. (2011: 5.0 TPG, 1 sack, 2 Ints, 1 Td 4 pass deflections). 1st Team All State NEI Underclassmen..1st Team All state 5a NEI Regular season, One of the best backers in the Northwest.. 8 offensive Tds, 15 rec, 245 rec yds, 195 rushyds..http://www.hudl.com/athlete/487229/james-banks
David Henry- Oakland 6-1 230 RB/MLB.. One of the most down to earth quality kids you are ever going to meet. 20.5 Tpg, 1578 Yds, 25 Tds, 14.33 Ypc, 14 Sacks, Some of the most ridiculous stats we have ever seen even if it is 2a; Who makes over 20 tackles a game? 3rd in the entire country with 205 total tackles, 2nd in the country in tackles per game (20.5)..(Max Preps).. One of the top wrestlers in the western region going (70-0) over the last two seasons, Two time state champ.. We understand its hard to gauge talent while playing small town football, but this kid is the real deal deal and projects at a high level. His side to side agility increased dramatically in just 6 weeks of work at our elite events and he has natural strength that sets him apart. Conference Player of the Year and one of the Top LB’s in the Northwest…4.6 (40) yard dash, 300 ILB Bench http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_tPlMFPfrU
Xavier Griggs- Central Catholic 6-1 210 ILB… Wow this kid is good, his upside is ridiculous and he will most likely just be getting bigger, projects at the D1 level. (2011 stats: 5.2 TPG, 4 INT, 67 Td return against Jesuit, 4 Pd). Had outstanding Soph Year, 42 tackles, 2 sacks..Very bright future, showed up at our elite events and looked very athletic. Griggs will team with D1 commit Dallin Leavitt, Beau Duronslet, Fergus Frederickson, and Aidan Wilder to form one of the top defenses in the state. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/696419/xavier-griggs