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.

Josh Watson of Cascade high School
By Dirk Knudsen On Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Duncan Mattson and Josh Watson Among Best Linemen

Two more top athletes rose up at the recent NW Stars Camp to snatch All Camp mention were Duncan Mattson and Josh Watson.  The big men “showed up and showed out” with collegiate coaches looking More...

Brady Kelly Curtis High Viking Linebacker
By Dirk Knudsen On Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Curtis High Linebacker Brady Kelly Ready For Senior Season

In a continuation of coverage on top athletes we saw at the NW STARS CAMP we turn to Brady Kelly of Curtis High School in Tacoma, Washington.  Kelly looked great at camp showcasing nice mobility and reaction More...

Amir Metheney
By Dirk Knudsen On Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Amir Metheney Of Olympia High Shows Promise Of 2017

It is going to be quite an amazing crop of athletes in 2017 coming out of the Pacific Northwest and one of them is going to be Amir Metheney of Olympia High School.  At the recent NWSTARSCAMP he showed he was More...

This is a typical catch for Mason Elliot and his arm length and hand size are all adding up to big time recruit.
By Dirk Knudsen On Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Westview Trio Represent State’s Best

Three amazing athletes have been rising through the ranks over at Westview High School in NW Portland and it is high time we covered them.  All three of them have been mentioned in various write ups here at More...

Lakota Wills plays big and fast and today Air Force Academy recognized that by making him a full ride offer.
By Dirk Knudsen On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Richland Bomber Lakota Wills Land Air Force Pledge

We covered a rising Junior out of Richland, Washington 3 months back that came onto our recruiting radar who had wowed us in 2014.  His profile was placed at PremierProspect.com, our partner site, and his page More...

We have been Rashaad Boddie fans since he came to Skyline HS as a Soph.  It took a while for others to buy in but by the end of his Junior season his 6'0" and 220 lb mass was just to good to deny.  Idaho offered and now a Pac 12 school has.
By Dirk Knudsen On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

NW Football Athletes: New Offers And Commits

An update tonight on a few kids we have been tracking the last year or so.  They are finally landing some offers and attention that we had stipulated they would or should and it is great to see these guys get More...

Trevor Jensen of Auburn Mountainview was a top performer at the NW Stars Camp.
By Dirk Knudsen On Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Trevor Jensen Of Auburn Mountainview Gains Interest

Trevor Jensen is a 6’2″ – 220 lb speedster and when he lines up on the Defensive End spot he shines.  QB’s got used to the hard crashing fast mover pressuring and coming down on them More...

Darien Williams was as good of a cover corner as we have seen in this Class of 2016.
By Dirk Knudsen On Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Darien Williams Of Lincoln High School Convincing Everyone

Darien Williams was one star athlete I had not seen live before the NW Stars Camp.  The Lincoln High (Tacoma, WA) corner back is 6’1″ – 190 lbs and has all the attributes you want in a big More...

Gavin Crow of Kamiakin High in Kennewick, Washington is a big time talent at the Safety Position and he plays running back as well.
By Dirk Knudsen On Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Kamiakin High Star Gavin Crow Ready For The Big Show

Another review we have done from the camp last month is that of Kamiakin High School Junior Gavin Crow.  This 6’1″- 195 lb fast moving safety is special folks.  In drills and 1 on 1 battles at More...

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