NEXT PREVIEW: Oregon (Underclassmen) & FSP (Five Star)
In just a few short few weeks the Northwest’s top football organization’s will compete for bragging rights, prior to attending the prestigious Pylon Sports 7v7 national tournament in Las Vegas (March 5th-6th).
On February 21st Team Washington (FSP) Ford Sports Performance will travel to Portland’s Madison High School to battle Team Oregon (EForce) . Both groups feature the state’s top talent, with what could end up being 20+ D1 athletes when all is said and done.
Give Tracy Ford a lot of Credit. The CEO of FSP has taken over the state with his elite training facility, and ability to help get kids to the next level. The roster speaks for itself as WA’s top athletes train with Ford.
Things will get real for both clubs really quick. Team Oregon, led by head coach Alex Brink, will have his guys dialed after their record setting finish in 2015. As many remember last years group made a run to the final four among 120 teams in attendance at the national tourney. Something no Northwest squad has ever done. Oregon won 6 straight games on the second day, before being tripped up in the Semifinals to National Champion Bishop Gorman.
It will be an all day affair as FSP will bring four teams to play EForce. Each organization will represent with the 8th and 9th grade groups + two elite HS teams . Ford’s 8th graders won last year’s 7v7 national title in Vegas, adding to their success.
The first annual “NW Title Weekend” should be one of the most exciting events ever to come through the region, with a majority of the media in attendance. Stay tuned over the next week as we will continue to break down the athletes and the teams for which they play. Next up the Oregon (Underclassmen) and FSP (Five Star).
Team Oregon (EForce)
4 Star National Recruit & ranked one of America's top DB's
2015 "Nike Opening" Invitee
1st Team All State Offense & Defense
1,547 yards, 23 TD's, 11.5 yards per touch
NFL Genes; Father Alex Molden- 1st Round NFL Pick (1996-03)
One of the top LB's on the West Coast
Recorded 165 total tackles and earned 1st team all league honors
Oregon Battle Prep Co-Defensive POY
Expect double digit D1's and a host of Top 25's to offer shortly.
1st team all league RB/S, 2nd team all state D
1,118 yards, 15 TD's, 16.4 yds per touch, 77 total tackles
One of the top dual threat athletes in the West
2016 Oregon POY Candidate
4 star national recruit, ranked one of America's top QBs for 2017
3,110 Passing Yards, 40 total TD's/8 INT's, 311 YPG, 65.3 Com Pct
2015 NWOC Player of the Year
National qualifier, West Coast Rivals QB Champ (2015) among 80 competitors
4 Sport Varsity athlete as a freshman
1st team all league DB/QB as a Sophomore in the state's toughest conference (TRL)
Brother of standout Portland St 6-3 WR Darnell Adams
Lockdown DB that allowed 2 complete passes in 9 games at national 7v7 tourny
Unquestioned D1 athlete
NFL Genes; Omar Douglas NY Giants 1994-98
2nd team all Metro, incredibly fluid from CB spot
4 TD's on first 5 touches of season
1st team all conference WR; 24 receptions, 502 yards, 7 TD's
The most dangerous red zone target in Oregon
One of the state's top basketball players
Originally from Louisiana, 4.0 student
1st team all PIL ATH/DB
One of the region's most versatile kids. Transitioned to QB for Senators
1st team all NWOC WR
45 Rec, 813 yards, 13 TD's, 18.1 Yds per catch
Upside is off the charts as he is pushing 6-5
Could legitimately be a 6-5 240 Tight End at the D1 level
Led the state in multiple statistical categories
61 receptions, 1,141 yards, 20 TD's, 18.7 yards per catch
1st team all league, 2nd team all state WR
Leading candidate for 4A Player of the Year honors in 2016
At 6-4 one of the top receiving backs in the region.
Missed 2015 regular season due to injury, 8 TD's in 3 playoff games.
One of the state's top ranked WR's
Outstanding genes; Father was 4 year starter at OSU, brother 1st team all state, 6A Champion
Breakout performance in Vegas as part of Team Oregon underclassmen group- 2015
Brother of Boise St WR Tanner Shipley
Phenomenal route runner; 46 rec's, 844 yards, 7 TD's, 18.3 YPC
Look for Justin to have a big 2016 season at West Linn
Rucker broke out last off season as part of the Team Oregon all underclassmen team
Had 5 INT's in 5 games last year in Las Vegas 7v7 tourney
Incredible instincts from his safety spot
2X all conference WR and 2016 NWOC Player of the Year candidate
Stock is rising quickly. Outstanding route runner
Physical 2nd team all league DB, that has had a breakout off season thus far
Can play multiple spots on the field. One of the top defenders in Oregon
Breakout Junior year catching 49 passes for 686 total yards and 9 TD's
Fields has legit size, runs nice routes, and will be one of the top players in Portland.
1st team all league and 2nd team all state athlete
2016 Conf. POY Candidate; 58 receptions, 1207 yards, 8 TD's, 7 INT's
Unquestioned D1 athlete; Ranked one of the top recruits in Oregon for 2018
1st team all TRL on both sides of the football as a Sophomore
Averaged close to 30 yards per catch & started as a freshman in state's toughest conference
D1/Professional genes; Eric Snow (NBA)
GSHL Player of the Year candidate
Lockdown corner and one of Washington's top DB's
Went for double digit TD's on offense in 2015
All conference (GVC) DB in 2015
Breakout performance as part of the Oregon all underclassmen team last season
Just a tough kid that has a stock that is rising quickly
Excels in a 7v7 setting as he is able to bounce and change field on a dime
One of the top slot receivers/kick returners in the state of WA.