The state of Oregon’s 2017 class looks to be a record setting group when referencing D1 offered and committed athletes. With signing day months away (February), there could still be a host of individuals pursued by FBS and FCS programs. Having 30 Divison 1 offered and/or committed kids at this point is unheard of. Have a look at the athletes who have already made their intentions known & other top players who could still be heavily recruited from schools at various collegiate levels.
Marlon Tuipolutu- 6-2 275 DT Central COMMITTED: Washington
Daniel Green 6-3 230 LB Madison COMMITTED: USC
Jaxson Kirkland- 6-7 315 OT Jesuit COMMITTED: UCLA
David Morris- 6-3 210 OLB/H Back Sherwood COMMITTED: Oregon St
Alex Forsyth 6-4 300 G West Linn COMMITTED: Oregon
Cody Shear 6-4 290 OL Sheldon COMMITTED: Arizona
Demetrius Douglas 6-1 175 CB/ATH Jesuit COMMITTED: Oregon
Connor Neville 6-2 190 QB Wilsonville COMMITTED: Washington St
Travis Mackay 6-6 280 T Cent Catholic COMMITTED: Oregon St
Josh Bowcut 6-5 280 DT Sherwood COMMITTED: Oregon St
Isaia Mullen 6-4 195 WR Madison COMMITTED: Hawaii
Luka Nixon 6-6 240 DE Sherwood COMMITTED: UC Davis
RJ Nelson 6-4 225 DE Hillsboro COMMITTED: Montana
John Bledsoe 6-3 180 QB Summit COMMITTED: Northern Arizona
Jerin Appling 6-2 190 CB Grants Pass COMMITTED: Portland St
Tim Tawa 6-0 170 QB West Linn COMMITTED: Stanford (Baseball)
Boogie Davis 6-4, 240 DE Westview COMMITTED: Portland State
Elijah Molden 5-11 180 CB West Linn OFFERS: Oregon, Stanford, USC, Washington, ASU, WSU
Brandon Pili 6-4, 300 DT Westview OFFERS: Oregon State, Hawaii
Anthony Adams 6-0 170 ATH Newberg OFFERS: Hawaii, Idaho, Montana St, Portland St
Kyle Rygg 6-5 250 DE Sheldon OFFERS: Idaho, Portland St, Montana St, N.Arizona
Jake Porter 6-4 245 DE West Linn OFFERS: Northern Colorado
Mason Elliott 6-3 190 WR Westview OFFERS: Idaho
Trey Woods 6-4 194 RB/ATH North Bend OFFERS: Wyoming
Malik Thirdgill 6-3 235 TE Cent Catholic OFFERS: Weber St
Kolby Barker 6-4 225 DE McNary OFFERS: Portland St
Jonny Neville 6-5 200 WR Wilsonville OFFERS: Air Force, Cornell
Wyryor Noil 6-1 180 CB/ATH Madison OFFERS: Idaho
Harrison Steiger 6-3 180 WR Wilsonville OFFERS: Air Force
Mitchell Johnson 6-4 210 OLB West Linn OFFERS: Montana St, Portland St
Justin Altenhofen 6-2 180 WR West Linn OFFERS: Northern Colorado
Austin Kramer 6-2 175 DB/ATH Crater OFFERS: Cornell
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Top Athletes: On the D1 Bubble – Listed below are the state’s top athletes yet to receive a D1 offer. Expect to see recruiting heat up in the next month as multiple individuals referenced here will get an opportunity to play division 1 football.
One of the top dual threat athletes state wide. Jash returns after earning 2nd team all conference honors at RB & LB last season. He has rushed for 7 TD's in the first 3 games of the year, showing off impressive agility for a big man. Expect Allen to draw heavy interest from multiple Big Sky's in the near future.
Daul has gone off so far this year, wreaking havoc on opponents. The returning first team all Metro DE is part of a special line which includes his brother Joel, one of the nation's top centers for the class of 2018 Travis Spreen, and 6-8 UCLA commit Jaxson Kirkland. Jarred racked up 13 total tackles and an INT versus Central Catholic two weeks back.
One of the state's top ranked QB's. The transfer from Mt View in Bend was the conference player of the year as a Sophomore. He is the epitome of a dual threat quarterback, rushing for 250 yards and 5 Td's while throwing for 250 more the last game of 2015. Three games in at Lakeridge and he is one of the state leaders in rushing TD's while hitting on 68% of his passes.
Adams broke out as a Junior earning 1st team all league honors at WR and 2nd team all conference accolades from his DB spot. Trey brings legit versatility to the table as he could play on either side of the ball in college.
Week in and week out Jackson continues to prove he is one of the state's top athletes. His 256 yards (141 rushing, 115 receiving) in the Metro opener, helped the returning 1st team all conference RB/DB establish himself as a league MVP candidate. He is currently on multiple Big Sky radars.
Holum is a big athletic target that could essentially play on either side of the ball at the next level. His 6 catches for 79 yards and a TD, covering the first two weeks, speaks to his ability as a tight end.
In my opinion one of the more under recruited kids in the region. Ellisen broke the schools all time sack record last season, set by Taylor Hart (Oregon Ducks/San Francisco 49ers). He has D1 genes and you can't teach 6-6. Even more appealing is his versatility as he projects as one of the top TE's in the west, catching multiple TD's last week.
"Biggie" has all the potential in the world as he is a very athletic big man. He earned 2nd team all league honors as a Junior from his D end spot, but projects as more of a backer. His ability to run the ball out of the backfield speaks to his overall athleticism.
Paris has legit size and the frame to do well at the collegiate level. He earned honorable mention all conference honors with 80+ tackles in 2015. Look for him to be the X factor on D if the Cardinals want to make a playoff run similar to last year.
Lampson has the necessary size to play Division 1 football. He is an academic standout that should draw significant interest from Ivy league type schools. Playing opposite one of the nation's best, in 4* Oregon commit Alex Forsyth, helps a great deal from an exposure standpoint.
One of the most exciting athletes in the region. His ability to bounce and accelerate is unique. After three weeks Sampson returns as one of state statistical leaders with close to 500 yards on the ground and 5 Td's.
Love this kids film. Praise earned 1st team all league honors as a Junior, playing each down at mock speed. Look for him to be the difference maker if the Tornado are to make a run in the SWC.
Bullock should be considered a defensive player of the year candidate in the PIL. He has legit size and has locked up some of the state's top receivers . Look for him to thrive under elite DB coach Aaron Kincy.
Cardwell broke out on the 7v7 circuit this off season and finished with one of the highest scores at the Nike regional in June. He is ranked one of the top 5 receivers in Oregon and currently sits on the D1 bubble. You will not find a better character kid as he should draw significant interest from the Ivy league.
Coming off a phenomenal off season Keonte looks to be a GVC Player of the Year favorite. His 5 receptions for 125 yards and 2 Tds against Sprague put the Titans in a good position within the conference. Mcmurrin was offered by NAIA College of Idaho at the NW Best Collegiate Showcase back in June.
Walk earned 2nd team all league honors as a Junior and is fundamentally one of the top lineman in the region. He possesses D1 type ability although size could be prohibitive for him at that level, outside of the center position.
Nevin will be a four year varsity starter and all conference athlete. He is the foundation for a much improved EP team that has blasted opponents, going 3-0 thus far. Give credit to head coach Seth Womack and Nevin who have lead the turnaround.
Anthony has unreal strength but doesn't have prototypical D1 size. Iongi requires a consistent double team and is a PIL lineman of the year favorite. He has been a difference maker up front for Don Johnson's Senators.
Holmes comes from one of the most impressive and athletic families in the West. His cousin Tyrone was named the nation's most valuable player on the defensive side of the ball at the FCS level, out of Montana. He is currently with the Cleveland Browns. Tre earned 1st team all league honors in 2015 and is a 4 year varsity athlete.
Maybe the most slept on kid in the state. Trey led Team Oregon/EForce this off season in TD's, playing with double digit D1 athletes, and against some of the nation's best. He doesn't have prototypical D1 size but he is one of the best receivers in Oregon. Davis has D1 genes with his father starting 4 years at Oregon St, and brother earning 1st team all state honors.
Another kid that a lot of people don't know about. Kasiah earned 1st team all league honors as a Junior, and possesses ideal size for a collegiate linebacker. We will see if he can separate himself from what is an impressive group pf 2017 LB's.
Ah-Sam is the returning 2x defensive player of the year in the Midwestern Conference. He is a phenomenal overall athlete that has a chance to be a player at the next level. Unfortunately the Millers (0-3) will not be a 5A contender in the conference or state, so the exposure could be lacking.
Rucker has had an outstanding start to his senior year, looking like one of the top defenders in the Metro League. He has been offered by some D2's and NAIA's throughout the country and currently sits on the D1 bubble. He is ranked a 3* recruit by Scout.Com
The big man earned 2nd team all league honors in 2015 and has the potential to be one of the state's best with continued progression. The talent and size are there to be a successful college athlete if he puts in the work.
For the second year in a row Slevin continues to run wild for the Cardinals. The returning 1st team all league back will be a conference player of the year favorite, and one of the more physically impressive backs in the Pacific Northwest.