The future is now as we reference some of Oregon’s top Underclassmen. The EForce young guys did a great job a few weeks back, with a team that featured a majority of the state’s top Sophomores.
It’s always tough to compete on a national level if you are a younger group. That said as the team finished (2-2), losing to two nationally ranked programs out of California. (Lake Oswego) QB Jake Dukart looked great, throwing 5 TD’s on day 1, in two games. The Arizona St baseball commit will be one of Oregon’s top QB’s next season and showed why. Dukart spread the ball around nicely, hitting multiple targets.
(Sherwood) Sophomore RB/S Zack Jenkins earned Co Offensive MVP honors with (Central Catholic) WR Vincenzo Logan, two of the fastest rising athletes in the region. Jenkins led the team with 3 TD’s, showing off his overall athleticism will multiple tough catches.
Logan played JV ball last year, but could very well be one of the top receivers in the state. He is incredibly smooth and could foreseeably be a conference player of the year candidate in 2016. He is that good.
His counterpart Korbin Williams (Central Catholic) is another phenomenal talent, who matched Logan’s TD total with 2. The Rams will feature one of the top receiving duo’s in the Northwest covering the next two seasons. 6-3 wide outs Jaydin Proctor (David Douglas) and Christian Janes (West Salem) each contributed. Proctor came up with a clutch 36 yard reception, to set up a Jenkins score, against FSP out of Seattle. He also added and extra point. Janes earned 2nd team all league honors in 2015 and recorded a 30 yard reception.
Two other athletes who stepped up on the offense side of the ball were WR Tyson Haas (Thurston) and QB Alex Brown of (Jesuit). Haas had a TD and will be one of the top players in the SWC. Brown had a great Game 2, throwing three TD’s.
Defensively the kids played well overall. CB Mike Noil (Madison) and Safety Austin Hill (Central Catholic) split MVP honors, as each picked off 2 passes during the tourney. Noil stands 5-7, but plays like he is 6-3. He has no fear and put that on display against some of the top teams in the West.
Hill showed up and re-confirmed that he is one of the top DB’s in the state for the class of 2018. Playing opposite All American Brady Breeze during the season helped him prepare for some of the talent which he saw.
Add to that two of the top LB’s in the Western region, Malakai Salu & Elijah Winston, both of (Central Catholic) and you have a defense with legit D1 backers. Both kids had INT’s with Winston adding a sack.
Salu attended the Army All American Combine in January, and Winston’s stock has catapulted. The brother of 4 * Oregon commit LaMar Winston (6-3 220) is very fluid and could potentially end up a similar type recruit.
Zack Huffstutter (West Linn) proved that he was one of the top defensive players in the state. The all league LB is your ideal 7v7 athlete, who will most likely project as a safety. Kitan Oladapo (Central Catholic) is another CC athlete that has a very bright future and will be one of the Mt Hood’s best next season. Marquis Isom and freshman Jacky Ha (Madison) will return as two of the elite players in the PIL for Don Johnson’s Senators.
In summary the team was missing a host of talented kids due to basketball and still did very well. Coaches James Dockery and Jon Ellis did an outstanding job. Look for the younger group to flourish as the 7v7 season progresses. #OregonBreed
Game #1 Rize Up (Pasadena CA) 20 EForce Underclassmen 12
Vincenzo Logan 9 Yd TD from Jake Dukart
Logan 23 Yd TD from Dukart
INT: Noil (2) SACK- E.Winston (1)
Game #2 EForce Underclassmen 20 (Rancho Cucamonga CA) 6
Tyson Haas 14 Yd TD from Alex Brown
Korbin Williams 40 Yd TD from Brown (Jaydin Proctor Ex Pt)
Zack Jenkins 40 Yd TD from Brown
INT: A.Hill (1), Salu (1)
Game #3 EForce Underclassmen 20 FSP Rising Stars (Seattle WA) 6
Korbin Williams 20 Yd TD from Jake Dukart
Zack Jenkins 4 Yd TD from Dukart
Jenkins 4 Yd TD from Dukart
INT: A.Hill (1), E.Winston (1)
Game #4 Kenion Training (Oakland CA) 13 EForce Underclassmen 0
Jake Dukart 5
Alex Brown 3
Zack Jenkins 3
Vincenzo Logan 2
Korbin Williams 2
Tyson Haas 1
Mike Noil 2
Austin Hill 2
Elijah Winston 1
Malakai Salu 1
Elijah Winston 1