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 Of Paco, Washington Football
By Dirk Knudsen On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Austin Urlacher Racks Up 363 Yards As His Name Gains Ground

We are not sure when people began to realize that Austin Urlacher was special.  In his home town out in Pasco, Washington they already knew it.  The name speaks for itself and yes, that is Brian Urlacher’s More...

Cade Smith has an offer from NAVY and others coming in.  Now Cade is the State leader at 465 yards passing and 6 TD's and anothr 216 yards and 5 tds.  His brother Brett is an All American and this kid just "WINS" so when the big schools come in he will have earned it.  Navy however is a life changing opportunity and a real chance to shine as well.  Rigth now Cade is just spectacular.
By Dirk Knudsen On Monday, November 24th, 2014

Cade Smith Lands Utah State and Navy Options But More Could Come

By now West Salem Quarterback Cade Smith should have his name on the auto-dial of every Division 1 and Division 1AA school out West.  He is a couple of words is “That Good”.   The 6’2″- More...

adam mydland of Nooksack Valley
By Dirk Knudsen On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Adam Mydland of Nooksack Valley A Sleeper Recruit

Did the recruiting net let this kid slip through so far? At 6’2″ and 221 lbs Adam Mydland has excellent size and positional strength.  In many ways he is a proto-type for a collegiate middle-linebacker. More...

Willy Spears of Sheldon High School
By Dirk Knudsen On Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Oregon Prep Football Playoffs – Offers And Review

This week we saw some movement finally in the recruiting scene after a fairly quiet month or so.  A couple of offers developed this week in the State of Oregon as 8 teams battle it out for the final 4 spots More...

Zion Dixon is a powerhouse kid who we think can play at the top of the college ranks -
By Dirk Knudsen On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Dynamic Dozen – NW Football Recruits To Watch

Finally! We are getting a chance to get into the recruits we feel are on the verge of being offered.  It may take a few months but as it does we believe these athletes have what it takes to move on to the More...

#44 from Woodinville was Parker Moore. He lost his young life on 11-15-14.
By Dirk Knudsen On Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Woodinville Graduate Parker Moore Gone But Not Forgotten

He was a probably at a high point in his life last night coming off the big win.  Parker Moore and the Wildcats’s of Linfield had to beat Pacific University to make a 6th straight appearance in the NCAA More...

Cameron Saffle of Skyline High School.
By Dirk Knudsen On Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Cameron Saffle Talks Cal & Future Ahead

This season we have documented hundreds of athletes in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Hawaii.  The Region we feel is the Pacific Northwest for football recruiting purposes .  Many stories are of kids More...

Skyler Phillips the day we met him after blasting a 98.58 SPARQ score
By Dirk Knudsen On Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Skyler Phillips Comes Back From Recruiting Mess – The Alumni Files

One of the best comeback stories I have ever written is this short post from my Facebook Wall today.  That story is the follow up to one of the many stories I wrote about Skyler Phillips of Churchill High in More...

DOM Penn
By Dirk Knudsen On Friday, November 14th, 2014

The Oregon-SW Washington 2015 Prospect Hot List – Offers, Commits

Today we review the Oregon and SW Washington athletes who have offers and just a few of the top names that are getting close in our view to grabbing an offer.  This list will be added to as the weekend goes More...

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