Dirk Knudsen

Dirk is a lifelong resident of the Pacific NW; athlete and Merit scholar. He runs camps, clinics, and has been a sports writer and analyst for nearly a decade now; mostly with Rivals.com as the editor of OregonPreps and WashingtonPreps.com. Dirk is the founder of NWPR & BrainChampions.org; a charity for injured athletes suffering from Brain Trauma / Concussion. He is a father of three and married.

Austin Urlacher is one of the most dynamic players in the NW both sides of the ball and is helping lead his  team into 2014 as reigning State Champs.
By Dirk Knudsen On Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Austin Urlacher & Chiawana Running Wild For Mac Graff

We continue to scour the NW both inland and along the beaches and mountain ranges looking for the best performers as the Northwest prep football season moves past week 3.  One guy out in Pasco, Washington we More...

Sam Inos worked 3 years to become a major D1 talent and he is there.  The Tigard Senior racked up 230 yards and 5 TD's and is on fire this year.  Ralp Greene Pic.
By Dirk Knudsen On Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Oregon Top Performer Watch – Prep Football Watch

Two games are in the books so far here in Oregon so it felt a good time to take a look at some of the top performers so far.  Will it be all the usual suspects going lights out or might a few new names emerge? More...

Thomas Hamilton moved to Oregon City and proved his ability in front of PSU coaches and they have offered the 6'4"- 220 lb gun slinger an offer this week.
By Dirk Knudsen On Monday, September 15th, 2014

Thomas Hamilton Lands PSU Vikings Offer Today

One guy we have had at the top of our lists for QB’s the last 2 seasons is Thomas Hamilton.  Who?  That is what we used to hear all the time even from schools like Portland State who offered him today. More...

Josiah Bronson was a total beats at the NWEFC camp in June and showcased excellent speed and size!  Now he is helping Kentwood really get it done!
By Dirk Knudsen On Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Kentwood’s Josiah Bronson Helps Team To 2-0 Start

The Kentwood Conquerors are no strangers to putting up wins in the sports arenas.  Overtime they have been a very good top tier team which has at times been nothing short of terrific.  This year is for certain More...

Trevon Bradford of Oregon City was an NWPR ALL CAMP WR AWARD winner at the NWEFC Camp.  The 2016 stud just landed his first offer - Montana State looking to make the hook up gave him a full ride.  This kid is so talented this offer will not be his last!  Cody Kempt at MSU is a Westview HS (Beaverton) grad and is flat out getting it done having been in touch with NWPR on a regular basis and coming after our best kids!  Thanks Cody and MSU!  Way to Go Trevon!
By Dirk Knudsen On Friday, September 12th, 2014

Oregon’s Top Tier Football Recruits For 2016

Here is a quick look at the handful of big time talent that rose in 2013 as Sophomores to grab the recruiting lead for Oregon prospects in the Class of 2016.  There will be plenty more coming but for Oregon More...

At 6'3" and 225 lbs Amandre Williams is proving himself one of the more productive QB's and powerhouse DE's in the region for the 2016 Recruiting Class.
By Dirk Knudsen On Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Summer Stars Rise In Fall Skies – Amandre Williams Reviewed

It was a busy Summer and we were so fortunate to take in a few key events where we caught up with the big timers of the NW Prep Recruiting scene and those looking to gain some attention too.  Now that the season More...

Willy Pflug now leads his Apollos at Sunset into Week 3 and has 680 yards and 6 tds!  The Montana commit is doing it all!
By Dirk Knudsen On Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Panthers Out Gun Apollos In Air War

As we predicted the South Medford Panthers VS teh Sunset Apollos game was something to behold.  Both teams came into the game last Friday as teams in the middle of the pack looking to prove themselves and make More...

Friday Night Showcase
By Dirk Knudsen On Saturday, September 6th, 2014

The End Of Friday Night In Osbourne

It’s late September and it’s another glorious night in the Pacific Northwest.  I’m glad to be back in town after so long and the smell of leaves burning is in the air.   That means it’s Fall and More...

#22 Cameron Scarlett just out ran the Jesuit Crusaders  to help his Rams win it all and go a perfect 14-0 this year
By Dirk Knudsen On Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Oregon And SW Washington’s Hottest Football Recruits So Far

As our prospect lists continue to grow we have recently released our best Quarterbacks for 2015, the best Linemen for 2015, and our Premier Prospects watch lists.  As kickoff draws near this Friday we were More...

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