(Eric Dungey 6-4 180 So. QB/WR Lakeridge- One of the Pacific NW’stop athletes)
Over at Lakeridge exciting times are on the horizon. We have been reporting on all of the top young QB’s from around the region and one kid that will be an Oregon all star is sophomore to be Eric Dungey (6-4 185 So.). He is one of the top overall athletes for the class of 2015 and can play multiple positions if asked.
Legendary Head Coach Tom Smythe has had countless high profile athletes play for him over the years and says, " Eric compares as a sophomore to three of my six first team all state QBs’, (John Pigott 73′, Todd Anderson 70/71′, and Mike Miadich 87′) in that he is both a runner and a passer, and is as good an athlete as I have ever coached at the position". Anyone that knows about Coach Smythe can appreciate the significance of that statement.
Coach Smythe says, " Eric will be playing some WR as well, and is a Shawn Kintner type leaper". For those of you that don’t remember Kintner, he was one of Oregon’s greatest all time high school athletes, that helped McNary and Smythe to a 51-48 state title Victory over Taylor Barton and Beaverton in 1997. He then went on to pursue a very successful career at OSU.
Dungey has been out training with us at the academy and has looked phenomenal. His overall athleticism is what sets him apart, as his ceiling is super high especially training with Barton and under the guidance of Smythe. You can expect Dungey to be ranked one of the top QB’s and athletes in the entire region for the class of 2015, along with Cade Smith of West Salem who has already been offered by Wyoming.
The Barton Football Academy has sent more QB’s to the NFL then any other program in the country, with 14 current athletes in the NFL five of which are starting at QB. Taylor knows what an NFL QB/Athlete looks like and with continued progression thinks very highly of Dungey.
Eric says, " I would like to win an automatic playoff berth and avoid a play in game, and make it to at least the quarterfinals". He continued, " Im willing to do whatever it takes to help my team win and will continue to work on getting better by lifting weights, conditioning and throwing…I plan on learning Coach Smythe’s offense in great detail and plan on getting better on reading defenses".
Dungey will be a fixture at the Academy over the next few years and is someone that we can’t say enough good things about. His character speaks volumes about the player he could be, and you could very well see him be the leader of the Lakeridge resurrection. The Pacers return four starting offensive lineman and a host of other talented skill kids that should help them to the schools best season in a long time.
Stay tuned for updates on one of the biggest sleepers in Oregon in Alex Alamida (6-1 210 Sr. RB) , along with the emergence of junior standout D lineman Marqueese Royster (6-1 260 Jr. DL).
We wish Dungey a healthy and productive 2012, and look forward to covering the Pacers and all of the young athletes that we will be seeing for years to come.
( A very talented football family..Here with brother Matt)