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Apple Cup Proves Local Recruits Worth The Most

Apple Cup Proves Local Recruits Worth The Most

The greatest satisfaction in doing all this work for free at NWPR is seeing the boys of Fall from all over the Pacific NW get recruited and go on to be Impact players.  At all levels from NAIA to the D1 our boys show up and show out as well as kids from bigger recruiting markets like California, Texas, and Florida.  Facts are our guys are among the best!  This is why in order to win our schools need to win the recruiting game at home first.  Many are the recruits we have seen overlooked by NW Colleges and Universities who have gone on to dominate on the field.

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Case in Point is today’s Apple Cup; a game with the Pac 12 North on the line, a National Championship in the balance, and top bowl game placement at stake.  Sitting here at home watching this one has me glowing today knowing I was right about so many of these guys.  We are all proud of them and it is terrific to see these NW boys making big pay after big play.


COACHES NOTE:  Recruit The NW Prospects First and Win –  Now is the time to Move on our Best and here is our Top 300 All NW List which is being added to daily as we approach 250.  This is the Premier list in existence!  


Here are a few of the NW best we covered as young men who are dominating out there today and listed on their teams starting depth charts!

Washington Huskies – NW Impact Players -Offense

With 7 Major Offers (ALL PAC 12) Kaleb McGary is the hottest big man out West!

We covered Kaleb from 10th grade on and he looks terrific at his OT spot.

Drew Sample Tight End- RS Sophomore – Newport HS (WA)

Chico McClatcher – Slot/WR-  Sophomore – Federal Way HS (WA)

Kaleb McGary- OL- RS Sophomore – Fife HS (WA)
Andrew Kirkland – OL-  Junior  – Jesuit HS (OR)
Jake Eldrenkamp – OL-Senior – Bellevue HS (WA)
Trey Adams – OL- Soph Tackle – Wenatchee High  (WA)
Michael Kneip – OL – Senior – Bellevue (WA)
Matt James – OL- Soph – Coeur d’ Alene (ID)
Myles Gaskin- RB – Sophomore- Federal Way HS (WA)
Connor Griffin – WR – Junior -Lake Oswego (OR)
David Ajamu – TE – Junior – Shelton (WA)
Jared Hilbers – OL – RS Freshman – Beaverton (OR)
Jeff Lindquist – TE – SR – Mercer Island (WA)

Washington Huskies – NW Impact Players -Defense

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We covered Budda from 9th grade on and he has become what early predictions said he would be; a First Round Draft prospect!


Budda Baker- Safety- Junior – Bellevue (WA)
Shane Bowman – DL – RS Soph – Bellevue (WA)
Austin Joyner – DB- RS Freshman – Marysville-Pilchuck (WA)
Taylor Rapp – DB – Freshman – Sehome (WA)
Benning Potoa’e – DL-  RS Freshman – Lakes (WA)
Jusstis Warren – LB- RS Freshman – Lincoln (WA)
Brandon Wellington – LB – Freshman – Eastside Catholic (WA)
Cameron Van Winkle – Senior – Kicker/ Punter – Mt Si (WA)

Washington State Cougars – NW Impact Players – Offense

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This amazing big man has now become the player we always knew he would be and is one of 3 Top college prospects now up for the Outland trophy; the most prestigious award of its kind!


Cody O’Connell- OL – RS Junior – Wenatchee HS (WA)

Andre Dillard – OL-  RS Soph – Woodinville (WA)
Cole Madison – OL – RS Junior – Kennedy Catholic (WA)
Drew Norvell – OL – RS Freshmen – Sehome (WA)
BJ Salmonson – OL – RS Hunior – Nooksack Valley (WA)
John Thompson – WR – Senior – Bethel (WA)
Zach Charme –  K/P – Soph. – Timberline (ID)

Washington State Cougars – NW Impact Players – Defense

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Payton Pelluer from Skyline was the subject of several stories we did about player like him; not only a great football player but a kid from an amazing family!


Payton Pelluer – LB – RS Junior – Skyline (WA)
Isaac Dotson – SS – RS Junior – Newport (WA)
Parker Henry- LB – RS Senior – Skyview (WA)
Dylan Hanser – RUSH – Junior – Central Catholic (MT)

I am the Founder of the Northwest Prep Report. For 17 years I have led the way to the best of my ability to promote the best talent from the Pacific NW free of charge. It is my pleasure to continue to serve High School athletes from all over the Pacific NW and beyond. Formerly with my sites have now crossed over 8,000 stories, 7 MILLION Video Views, and 15,000 regular followers. Together with the best football people in the USA we pursue excellence for our NW athletes.

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