Maybe the top sophomore trio in the state of Oregon will be back next year, on a Jesuit team that could be ranked in the the top 50 Nationally to start the season. Recently we caught up to the three at our West Salem Regional Combine. Joey Alfieri (6-1 215 So.) will be ranked as one of the state’s top 5 overall players, and potentially the top junior linebacker in the entire Pacific Northwest. Alfieri was a first team all league linebacker as a sophomore, something very tough to do in the notoriously tough Metro League.
Alfieri has outstanding genes as his father went to Oregon St and then on to the NFL New York Jets. He showed up at our regional combine in Salem and ran a 4.50 flat hand time 40, and showed how much ground he was capable of covering. He’s a very mature football player that projects at the D1 level, and will be considered one of the top overall athletes in the class of 2014. His brother was a talented football player at Jesuit, and is currently playing ball at Georgetown. Joey is legit and has the potential to be a high profile backer on a national level.
Add in big man Henry Mondeaux (6-4 235 So. TE/DE), and you have the top tight end in Oregon for 2014 who earned second team all league honors as sophomore. Mondeaux is a kid that should be able to contribute defensively as well, as his overall athleticism is outstanding. He was part of the Crusader group that just won another state basketball title, and he will be looked upon as a leader on both fronts in the years to come. Henry ran with the lineman during our last regional combine and showed off his skills. Expect to see him ranked as one top athletes in the northwest in the coming years.
Trent Werner (6-1 190 So. ATH) is the third member of this group and is an absolute baller. He started at DB for Crusaders last season locking up some of the state’s top receivers. He is able play to an outside linebacker type position if needed, and would be one of the best offensive players in the state if he got the touches.
Werner MVP’d our Salem Regional Combine at defensive back for his class, and showed the ball hawk type mentality needed to be one of the best athletes in the northwest. He may have to wait until his senior year to have a breakout season offensively, with player of the year candidate and senior to be AJ Glass getting the bulk of the carries. That said he will be one of the top defenders in Oregon as a junior.
All three of these kids are legit D1 prospects, and could very well have their school paid for barring any major set backs or injuries. This 2012 Crusader group could be one of the best to ever to come out of the northwest, repping one of the biggest lines in the country with a sophomore trio that’s just flat out better then most.
We wish these three kids nothing but success, they are outstanding students and people first and we look forward to helping them with their career however we can.
Jesuit’s Elite Sophomore Three Interview; Joey Alfieri, Henry Mondeaux, Trent Werner
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuXxJVR3Y1c&feature=youtu.be Joey Alfieri Highlights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i78KWRDUpQU&feature=youtu.be Henry Mondeaux Highlights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5djTFcP3jE&feature=youtu.be Trent Werner Highlights