Last Saturday EForce Football kicked off what looks to be a special off season for Oregon’s top athletes. The 7 on 7 tryout featured 80% of the state’s top skill kids with 92 participants in attendance.
There were a few elite kids missing due to basketball, injury, etc.. That said it was one of the most impressive groups ever to compete within Oregon. The next event will take place Saturday January 9th. Have a look at some of the featured talent from last weekend.
(L-R) Jash Allen 17′ Tigard, Wyryor Noil 17′ Madison, Parker Caldwell 17′ LaSalle, Dawson Jolley 19′ West Salem, Braden Lenzy 18′ Tigard, Ahmir McGee 18′ Franklin, Tyree O’Neil 17′ Franklin, Derrick Temple 17′ Franklin, Nate Fields 17′ Franklin
NEXT EVENT: Saturday January 9th
** As referenced earlier EForce Football will select multiple 7v7 tournament teams to represent the state. The first selections will come in 2 weeks (Sat Jan 9th), with more coming each week thereafter. There will be four teams in all starting with the Elite Upperclassmen, Underclassmen and Freshman group. Not all athletes will be acknowledged in one 2 hour tryout. Our recommendation is to continue attending the events in order to better your chances of being selected.
(L-R) David Morris 6-3, 205 S/RB Sherwood, Connor Neville 6-2 195 QB Wilsonville, Anthony Adams 6-0 185 ATH Newberg
One of the nation’s top QB’s for the class of 2017 Connor Neville- Wilsonville (Offers: Wash St, Boise St) consistently hit his targets. The nationally ranked 4 star QB just reconfirmed why he is one of the most recruited kids in the region.
David Morris -Sherwood RB/S 17′ (Offers: Oregon St) and Anthony Adams- Newberg ATH 17′ return from last years national 7v7 semifinal team as two of the top athletes on the West coast. Morris will be a 6A state player of the year favorite heading into next season and could end up with double digit D1 offers. Adams has been a 4 sport varsity kid since his freshman season, showing off his dominance offensively, with the catch of the day for a touchdown.
6-3 195 pound dual threat back Trey Woods- North Bend RB 17′ showed up in a big way. Trey recorded 8 TD’s in 3 playoff games, after being hurt for most of the regular season. Wyryor Noil- Madison ATH 17‘ was one of the most versatile kids in attendance. He did his thing on offense, but could foreseeably be a featured member of the defense come tournament time. Nate Trevino- Evergreen CB (WA) 17‘ will rank as one of Washington’s top 3 DB’s for the 2017 class. He is a lockdown corner and was easily one of the most impressive kids in attendance.
2014 IMC Player of the Year Mike Irwin- Mountain View QB 17′ has a whip and garnered multiple compliments from former NFL QB and Duck star Dennis Dixon. Irwin is also one of the top running QB’s in the region.
The WR’s on the day were more than impressive. Wilsonville trio Jonny Neville WR 17′, Justin Altenhofen WR 17′, and Harrison Steiger WR 17′ (Injured) are in a class of their own when referencing receivers returning next season. Neville used his 6-4 frame to body kids all day, scoring multiple TD’s. Altenhofen continued to have his way with DB’s, running crisp and precise routes.
Parker Cardwell – LaSalle WR 17′ was maybe the breakout player of the afternoon, absolutely torching defense’s. The two time all conference wide out upped his stock and then some. Another kid to put himself on the map was 6-5 WR/TE Derrick Temple of Franklin 17′. The big man followed up an outstanding 2015 season with one of the events top performances.
Perry Davis- Silverton RB/S 17′ looked great last Saturday. He will be one of the top athletes returning in the Mid Willamette Conference next season. He is equally impressive on both sides of the football.
Keonte Mcmurrin-West Salem DB/Slot 17′ did well as part of Oregon’s 7 v 7 underclassmen team last season. He followed that up with an outstanding 2015 campaign, earning all conference honors from his DB spot. RayRay West-Jefferson 17′ RB/DB is just exciting. Ray can beat you with his speed and also physically dominate most. He was a 1st team all PIL DB in 2015.
Jashua Allen-Tigard LB/RB 17′ will be one of the TRL’s top dual threat kids. He earned 2nd team all conference honors at both. Jash moves well from his backer spot and is an ideal LB in a 7v7 setting. Zach Shelton- Wilsonville DB 17′ had an outstanding afternoon. He will be one of the top DB’s in the state returning next season after earning 1st team all league & state honors in 2015′. Nate Fields-Franklin Slot WR 17′ broke off nice routes and backed up an impressive season where he totaled 700+ yards and 9 TD’s. He will be one of the top Senior’s in the PIL in 2016.
(L-R) All League RB/LB Jashua Allen Tigard 18′, Oregon Top Sophomore Braden Lenzy Tigard 18′
Braden Lenzy- Tigard ATH 18′ is one of the top sophomores in Oregon and an unquestioned D1 athlete. He will be a TRL Player of the Year favorite the next two seasons, after earning 1st team all league honors as a Sophomore. His cuts in the open field were ridiculous, as the kid is LEGIT.
If we are talking overall MVP’s for the day, Mike Noil- Madison Slot 18′ is one of the first names to be referenced. He was lights out for most of the afternoon, bouncin and shaking his way up the field. Isaiah Henderson-Brazie- Jesuit ATH/LB 18′ will be one of the top players in the Metro League the next two seasons, having a phenomenal event. The 6-1 215 pound athlete is one of Oregon’s best for the class of 2018. Nick Hoddevik-Lakeridge RB/S 18′ is another one of the state’s elite Sophomores. He earned 2nd team all TRL honors and will be one of the top players in the conference in 2016.
The PIL is plush with talent coming back next season. Romeo Akil- Jefferson QB/DB 18‘ has Michael Vick type running ability from behind center and he can sling it. Fellow sophomore Demarques Singelton Jr. – Grant QB/S 18′ took over for the Generals at QB in week 5 and did an outstanding job. Ahmir Mcgee- Franklin RB 18′ is one of the top young backs in the region. He earned 1st team all league honors this past season, rushing for 16 TD’s. Ahmir backed up his 2015 campaign up nicely with a great workout.
Add to this Qawi Ntsasa- West Linn Slot 18′, who is one of the most exciting young players in Oregon. His ability to cut and change field without losing speed is second to none. He earned 1st team all TRL honors and will be a threat to go to the house anytime he has the ball in his hands. Teammates Zack Huffstutter-West Linn LB/S 18′ and Dawson Jolley-West Linn RB 19‘ were two other Lions who will rank at the top of the charts for their class. Z Huff earned all league honors, playing with the likes of TRL Player of the Year Sam Chitty. Jolley is one of the best in Oregon for 2019, breaking off Sherwood in the state semi’s for a 60+ Yd TD run.
Another kid that had a monster day was Jaren Banks- Sheldon LB/RB 18′ out of Eugene. He comes from a very talented and athletic family with his brother James leading the state in tackles, and winning a state title a few years back. Jaren will be one of the top players in the SWC next season, picking off multiple balls from his LB spot on the day.
Two other athletes out of SW Washington who can play with anyone in the state at their position are Marquis Sampson- Evergreen (WA) Slot 18′ and Wyatt Harsh- Woodland QB 18′. Sampson is a burner and a kid that has put on size. He will be one of the best in the GSHL next season. Harsh started as a freshman and earned 1st team all league honors. You would be hard pressed to find a kid more prepared. He is a student of the game and leads with his work ethic.
6-5 WR Cole Turner out of Clackamas is a player. His size and overall athleticism make him an individual that must consistently be double teamed. Jaydin Proctor- David Douglas WR 18′ is another talented reciever that had a nice day. Expect him and Turner to be two of the top Juniors in the Mt Hood next season.
Dont sleep on Marquis Isom- Grant Slot 18′ as he is the other talented General, separate from Singleton and Ewell. Isom can play on either side of the ball and beat you in space.
Tyler Flanagan- Woodland (WA) CB 19′ is a player and one of the top freshman athletes in Washington. Expect him to be conference player of the year favorite in the coming seasons.
Robbie Patterson- South Medford QB 18′ is coming off a successful Sophomore season as he is very accurate with his throws. He will have a chance to be one of the better QB’s in Oregon with an incredibly talented 2018 group. Christian Janes- West Salem 18′ ATH, earned 2nd team all conference honors from his DE spot. The 6-3 215 pounder looked great lining up out of the slot receiver position and can play multiple positions on the field.
Last but not least were 8th grade standouts Silas Starr WR 2020′ and QB Drew Sanders- Hermiston 20′. Starr has the potential of being special as he competed and did well against the state’s top HS athletes. Sanders is one of the most advanced kids I have ever seen and still in middle school. The 6-3 lefty looked like a college freshman as his upside is through the roof.
(L-R) Romeo Akil 18′ QB/S Jefferson, Marquis Isom 18′ ATH Grant, RayRay West 17′ RB/DB Jefferson
** Most of the athletes listed below are all conference & all state type kids.
Cole Loboy 17′ LB Clackamas- One of the state’s top LB’s. Loboy is a two year all conference kid, earning 1st team all Mt Hood accolades last season.
Antwon Mackey- 17′ ATH Roosevelt- Multiple coaches commented on Mackey and his performance. He could be one of the breakout players of the year in 2016.
Bishop Dixon – 17′ LB Roosevelt- Dixon comes back one of the top defensive players in the PIL. He runs well for a bigger LB and could play a key role in a 7 v 7 setting.
Micah Hoole 17′ RB Mountain View- Hoole looked good over the weekend. He will be another kid that Mt View will count on heavily next season.
Reed Dixon 17′ RB/ LB Mountain View- Coach Crum says great things about Reed. He is incredibly athletic and will be a go to guy for the Cougars in 2016.
Brandon Doblie 17′ DB Lakeridge- The Pacers will need Doblie’s experience next season. He is an outstanding athlete and should be one of the top DB’s in the TRL next year.
Tyree Oneil 17′ DB Franklin- Oneil is one of the top defensive players returning in the PIL next season. He was consistently in the mix, breaking up multiple passes on the day.
Jacob Rey 17′ DB Mountain View- Rey will be one of the top dual threat kids in the IMC next season as the Cougars will bring back a host of experience.
Terrell Mims 17′ QB Hillsboro- One of 5A’s best next season. Mims gives the Spartans a chance next year, returning as a three year starter and all conference quarterback.
Jaden O’Neal 17′ WR Grant- One of the surprise athletes on the day. Jaden is big and can run. He won multiple battles from his receiver spot against some of the state’s top DB’s.
Cole Rumrill 17′ WR West Salem- Rumrill has size and started for the Titans this past season. He runs good routes and got some valuable experience playing for Oregon’s 7v7 underclassmen team last year.
Skyler Williams 17′ ATH Salem Academy – One of the better players at the 3A level. Williams showed that he could play with kids at higher classification levels after a successful 2015 season.
Ben Hoge 17′ Slot/DB Lincoln- Another kid that broke out late in the 2015 season, helping the cardinals reach the state quarterfinals, with 4 INT’s. Ben can also play O as witnessed on Saturday.
Jordan Watson 17′ CB Lake Oswego- We got to see Watson last year at multiple events. He does well on the corner and should play a key role for the Lakers.
Kevin Skurdahl QB 17′ Sherwood- Skurdahl is a good looking QB as he will get his shot to start next season, after sitting behind Adam Vasquez the last two years.
Hunter Wilson Slot 17′ Clackamas- Wilson had an all league season in 2015 and will be one of the better skill kids returning in the Mt Hood.
Tate Blaylock Slot/DB 17′ Reynolds- Blaylock is coming off a 2nd team all conference season from his DB spot. He can play on either side of the ball and is very versatile.
Allen Gomez DB 17′ Clackamas- Another talented kid out of Clack. Gomez had a good junior season making 40+ tackles. He will play a key role next season and should be one of the better DB’s in the Mt Hood.
Braylon Bettles 18′ DB/RB Clackamas- Bettles had a good day. He is another kid that possesses legit size and could play a pivotal role for Bushman’s Cavs.
Mitchell Modjeski 18′ QB Clackamas- Mitch is a good looking Sophomore QB with size that should get an opportunity in the years to come. Expect to hear more from this kid.
Austin Brunette 18′ LB Lakeridge – Brunette had a nice day and has legit size for a sophomore backer. He could play a primary role for the Pacers after making the transfer from Sandy.
2019 & 2020:
Jake Bushman 19′ Clackamas- Jake comes from a football family, with his father Joe being one of the state’s top coaches. Expect big things out of Bushman in the years to come
Jackson Laurent 19′ QB Lake Oswego- One of the top freshman quarterback’s in the state. Laurent leads a special group of Lakers who will challenge for a 6A title in the next few years.
Collin Bracken 19′ RB Lake Oswego- Bracken was dominant at the freshman level and will be a kid we hear a lot about in the years to come. The 6-0 170 pound 9th grader is part of a special 2019 LO class
Cade Knighton- 2020′ QB Oregon City- Get used to name. Knighton is one of the top players in the state for his class. The current 8th grader has been dominant against his peers. He comes from a very athletic family and will continue the trend.
Kade Hustler 19′ TE Southridge- The 6-3 freshman had to leave the tryout early. That said the kid is legit. He looks the part and will be one of the top players in the state for 2019
Simon Thompson 19′ QB West Salem- The freshman impressed and could lead the Titans moving forward. Coach Shawn Stanley does a phenomenal job and has a legit future QB with Thompson.
Jamal Mcmurrin ATH 19′- Mcmurrin can bounce and move a lot like his brother. Look for him to be a key factor for the Titans in the years to come.
Henry Mcnish 19′ DB Lake O- Only a freshman and the kid can play. Mcnish has size and did a good job from his DB spot. He is part of a very talented up and coming Laker group.
Will Scadden 19′ WR Lakeridge- Scadden had a big freshman season and could play a prominent role at the varsity level in 2016. the 6-3 wide out is your ideal red zone target.
* Not all athletes will be acknowledged in one 2 hour tryout. Our recommendation is to continue attending the events in order to better your chances of being selected. We can’t say enough good things about the individuals who participated at last weekends event.
Hutton Peterson 17′ S Newberg
Michael Taras QB 18′ Heritage (WA)
Quin Gunter QB 19′ West Linn
Austin Bonner QB 18′ Oregon City
Gage Wright 19′ QB Newberg
Nathan Kunz 17′ QB/S Columbia River (WA)
Cooper Baskins 17′ ATH Clackamas
Brody Corrigan 19′ WR/S West Linn
Colin Mcmahon 19′ ATH Jesuit
Jacob Brumfield 19′ DB Lake Oswego
Gavin Lee 17′ QB/SB Heritage (WA)
Tyree Merriweather 17′ RB/S Roosevelt
Wilson Mclean 18′ WR/CB Salem Academy
Aksel Thorsfelt 17′ Slot/CB Tigard
Nicolas Koppy 18′ LB Southridge
Jordan Woolsey 20′
Terrel West 19′
Cameron Smith QB 19′
Tristan Price 19′
Maxwell Rose QB 18′
Jaden Oneal Grant,Wyryor Noil Madison, Mike Noil Madison, Marquis Isom Grant, Demarques Singleton Jr. Grant