Over the next few months recruiting will pick up a great deal for Oregon’s top Junior’s. Elijah Molden could end up being one of the most recruited kids in the country, while David Morris and Anthony Adams rank at the top of the charts within the state.
Expect both Morris and Adams to be double digit offer kids when all is said and done. They are that good. The 2017 class has the potential of being one of the best to ever represent the region. Have a look at this elite Oregon trio.
Molden will go down as one of the top high school football players ever to come out of Oregon. He is ranked one of the top corners in America and is offensively dominant.
Elijah holds offers from Oregon, Washington, Stanford, and WSU while helping the Lions to a (6-1) record and #4 overall state ranking. In the last five weeks he has accounted for 16 TD’s, while completely locking down one side of the field. He returns as a first team all league kid on both sides of the ball and will be a 6A Player of the Year favorite the next two seasons.
This past summer Molden participated in the prestigious Nike Opening at the World Headquarters in Beaverton, after representing as part of Team Oregon in Las Vegas during the Spring. As most know Elijah has NFL genes and will be one of the most recruited kids in the country.
Even with the loss to Sherwood a few weeks back, the Lions have a legit shot at a title. Molden can change the dynamics of a game by himself. The combination of him, returning TRL Player of the Year Tim Tawa, and a very talented overall roster will keep West Linn in the state title picture.
In my opinion Morris is an unquestioned Pac 12 type athlete. David has legit size and quicks at 6-3 205 pounds. He looked like one of the top DBs in America at last years national 7 on 7 tourney, adding “Vegas was one of the best experiences of my life… Learning from the likes of Brady Breeze and (AK) Coach Kincy made it a very memorable event.”
Morris earned All TRL honors in 2014 and makes the Bowmen a legit 6A state title contender. Referencing his Sherwood squad he says, “We have a great group of senior’s and some young guys that can play”. He continued, “Luka Nixon (6-6 235 TE/DE) has really stepped up, while Zack Jenkins and Zane Sands are two of the top Sophomores in the TRL.”
David is another kid that comes from a very athletic family. His brother Cristian set multiple records at Sherwood, earning a full ride scholarship to D1 Idaho St. Morris is a conference player of the year favorite on both sides of the football. Thus far he is averaging an impressive 13.55 yards per touch, with 610 total yards (36 carries, 9 receptions), and 9 TD’s. Defensively he has recorded 40 total tackles and 1 sack in 6 games.
One of top overall athletes in the West. Adams has been a 4 sport Varsity kid since his freshman season. He earned 1st team all league DB honors as a Sophomore in the brutally tough TRL.
Anthony blew up in Las Vegas last season as part of the Oregon 7 on 7 national semifinal team. From his corner spot he allowed 2 complete passes in 10 games during the group’s run. Referencing the tourney he added, “Our Oregon squad was full of D1 talent, and once we got in a rhythm I think everyone realized we were one of the best teams there.”
Adams comes from a talented family with his brother Darnell (6-3 200) being a scholarship WR at PSU. Offensively there are few that are better. He has accounted for 10 TD’s on the year (9 rushing, 1 INT return), going off against Canby last week with TD runs of 97, 78, and 35 yards.
Speaking on the season thus far Anthony says, “Our program is excited, as we feel that we could do some special things with a late push”. Adding, “I have been playing QB all my life, and even though that’s not the spot I will most likely be playing in college, I love playing the position because it gives me control of the entire offense.”
Expect Adams to be one of the first Junior’s offered as the season progresses. Montana St and a host of other Big Sky’s are close, as he projects at the mid major level or higher.