If I’m a betting man two of the top Juniors in the state next season will be Vincenzo Logan and Korbin Williams.
The Central Catholic duo didn’t play a lot of Varsity ball last year, but broke out this Spring as part of the Oregon EForce Underclass team. Logan was one of the most impressive kids at any level. His unique body control and ability to slice and dice the defenses was fun to watch. Both him and Korbin had 2 big TDs each at the Las Vegas national 7v7 tourney in March.
Williams is very similar to Vincenzo with everything considered. He is 6-1, relatively long, and will catch most everything thrown his way. A question mark for CC will come at the QB position.
That said as the receiving core should be one of the best in the Northwest. Potentially the most underrated 2017 in the state, Trey Davis, will lead the group. Davis had a team high 13 TDs, covering 3 tournaments, for the Team Oregon Upperclassmen. He earned Co-Offensive MVP honors along with Washington St QB commit Connor Neville in Vegas. Add in D1 projected TE/OLB Malik Thirdgill (6-4 235 17′) and you have a very tough group to stop.
The Rams will be super legit but young. LB’s Elijah Winston & Malakai Salu will be recruited on a national level and DB’s Austin Hill and Kitan Oladapo project as two of the best DBs in Oregon for 2018. All six of these kids will be Junior’s.
Logan, Williams, and the other elite young guys will help soften the blow with Duck Commits Brady Breeze and LaMar Winston departing.
Central has had a nice run the last half decade. They will most likely open the season one of Oregon’s top 5 6A teams. If they are able to produce a run game without Ronnie Rust, they should be able to offset that nicely with their cast of receivers,
I can’t say enough good things about both Vincenzo and Korbin Williams. Watch out for the duo in 2016 as DB’s are going to struggle containing the pair.