Last year at the Northwest Elite Football Camp a Freshmen linemen was competing who was not unknown to us as we had covered his older brother Austin a few years back. Cody Kanouse appeared massive but was just getting his feet under him at that time and it was clear he needed some work. At 6’6″ and 285 lbs we liked him no matter what; he was just too big not to like.
Then came the 1-1 battles and there he was stepping into the fray against multiple D1 Junior and Senior linemen and winning. Like most young kids his upper body reacted first and his feet needed work but it was clear he could punch a rushing defensive linemen and get their attention. Long arms he has and he paired those with the attitude of a warrior.
Fast forward almost 1 year to the date and he is wrapping up his Sophomore year. Now 6’7″+ and 312 lbs Cody is the definition of D1 Offensive line in terms of size. His film, inserted below, is loaded with pancakes and aggressive finishes. Cody has come a long long way this past year and his Junior year at Peninsula promises to be terrific.
“It’s been quite a year,” offered his father Adam who himself is a former linemen. “Cody has made some real strides and is starting to turn some heads.”
Kanouse had a slew of Coaches stopping by Peninsula High to check in on his grades and meet his coaches and he was able to have some contact with the. Those schools included Stanford, Utah, Oregon, WSU, and the UW and it appears they all made the trip to recruit him. These in school visits were followed up with Cody and his father heading to Arizona where they had a great visit and before stopping over the ASU.
“Arizona was just a great visit for Cody. The Coaches made him feel at home and the campus and football facilities were a great fit. That is a place he might very really fit well at,” added Adam.
ASU was nice as well and Oregon put on a great recruiting event for him that included a campus tour and lunch with the coaches.
Cody was excited to spend some time speaking to Randy Hart from Stanford which is a great Academic and football fit. Cody has a cumulative GPA of 3.73 and wants to study business.
He is also hearing from Ole Miss and UCLA and it sure looks like once one of these schools pulls the trigger the rest are going to follow suit.
On the strength side Cody is benching 315 pounds and is not squishy big kid. For a Sophomore he is ahead of the curve and has just massive proportions from his head to his toes. He is barrel chested and starting to really look the part of a Nationally ranked linemen for 2017.
Also from the Evergreen state in that class is Graham-Kapowsin super recruit Foster Sarrell. He is #4 overall in the Nation for the class of 2017 and was already selected to play in the Army All American game. Between he and Kanouse and others we are tracking the NW is once again going to have an impact class.
Best of luck to Cody Kanouse. Stay in touch here at Northwest Prep Report for more updates on his progress.