One of the Northwest’s top lineman (Max Rich 6-7 295 Jr. OL) of Jesuit got his first offer on Sunday from the University of North Dakota. Last week we reported on Rich and Doug Brenner being two of the kids we thought would have a very active spring with regards to recruiting, and it looks like it could be starting now.
Rich returns as one of Oregon’s top ranked lineman, who has an incredible upside that could sway some big time schools in the coming months. Rich will have an abundance of eyes on him, playing on a team that will be nationally ranked with one of the top O lines in the country.
Max has won multiple state titles on the basketball floor, but his future looks full of football. Rich earned Army All American Combine (Honorable Mention) status while in San Antonio in January, but your first offer will be something you always remember. Rich says, “Coach called and we had a good talk and then he asked me if I had any offers yet”. He continued, ” When I said no, he said well you do now… It was really nice to hear”.
Rich sports a 3.75 GPA and is a kid that we are talking to coaches about on a weekly basis. There are legit D1’s very interested and he will have a unique opportunity to standout on a team that averages 6-5 1/2 285 up front.
Max is a class kid and someone that projects at the D1 level. He will be hitting the camp circuit hard while attending our featured NEI events with all of the region’s top athletes. We wish Rich continued success, and think he will have a variety of options before all is said and done.
(#65 Max Rich 6-7 295 Jr. OL)
Sefo Liufau (6-4 220 Jr. QB) Bellarmine Prep
It’s been a while since Colorado offered Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) QB Sefo Liufau, but after thinking about things and considering his options, the talented signal-caller, who is ranked number two in the state of Washington by NEI, decided to end the recruiting process on Sunday by committing to the Buffaloes.
“They said they liked what they saw on film of me and that they wanted to offer me a scholarship and that I had a place there to play football,” Liufau told NEI back in March when he was offered.
With his ideal size (6’4″, 220 pounds), above-average arm and good mobility, Liufau is an intriguing prospect who had been attracting attention from schools up and down the West Coast as well as some schools east of the Rockies hearing from the likes of Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State as well as Duke and Alabama.”
As the starter for the Lions the past two seasons Liufau has led BP within a breath of the state championship game as a sophomore, and had his team sitting atop the 4A rankings all season until they were upset in the second round of the state playoffs.
Liufau completed 58.2% of his passes as a sophomore in 2010, throwing for 2.526 yards with 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He followed that up in 2011 with a solid junior campaign where he completed 60% of his passes for 2,253 yards with 23 touchdowns, and only six interceptions while rushing for 249 yards and eight scores.