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.

Top Recruit Cody Kanouse
By Dirk Knudsen On Sunday, April 26th, 2015
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Big Man Big Time – Cody Kanouse Near Breakthrough

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 More...

Led by Coach Stan Brock the Trench Camp brings teaching and skill development at an exceptional level to the athletes who attend.
By Dirk Knudsen On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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Trench Camp 2015 Promises To Be Epic

Led by Coach Stan Brock the Trench Camp brings teaching and skill development at an exceptional level to the athletes who attend. Camp season is almost upon us with May and June bringing some amazing events More...

Nick Umble of Puyallup is on the verge of retiring from the Army Special Forces but football may well be in his future.
By Dirk Knudsen On Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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Story Of 2015 May Be 36 Year Old Green Beret Nick Umble

A few Years Back….what a day in the life of a Green Beret could be like It was not far to the next town and he was no stranger to gun fire or the Afghanistan heat.  Being a Green Beret always meant being More...

Isaiah Brandt-Sims looks to finish out his Track career as a 4 time State Champ; an unprecedented feat!
By Dirk Knudsen On Sunday, April 12th, 2015
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Wenatchee’s Isaiah Brandt-Sims Sprints To Stanford Record Books

Who can ever forget the young man from right here in the Pacific Northwest who won the 100 and 200 Meter WIAA State Championship for 4 years in a row.  Something for the ages for sure; something no one ever More...

MVP- Skyline 2016 Prospect Rashaad Boddie showed his  footwork and speed when matched with his 220 lb size make him a terrific prospect.
By Dirk Knudsen On Saturday, April 11th, 2015
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Rashaad Boddie Lands UTAH and BSU Moving Closer To The Top

If there is a bigger faster running back in the West this recruiting class of 2016 I want to see him because right now Rashaad Boddie is proving to that guy.  For two season was have talked about this young More...

Tobe Okafor is a terrific linemen and at 6'4.5" and 260 lbs this Junior is landing major attention including his first offer from NAVY!
By Dirk Knudsen On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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Tobe Okafor Changes Reality With Offer

For 3 seasons now we watched one of the best group of linemen in Oregon history move through Central Catholic High over on Pine Street in SE Portland.  They were all big and fast and played the game with heart More...

Matt Laris of Eastside Catholic HS
By Dirk Knudsen On Friday, April 3rd, 2015
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Matt Laris Lands Pac 12 Offer On His Way To Top

In late December we wrote an article on Eastside Catholic’s Matt Laris stating that he was on the verge of being a premier athlete for the whole West Coast at the wide receiver spot.  We were not wrong More...

Keenan Williams EWU!
By Dirk Knudsen On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Keenan Williams Makes History At EWU Before First Down Is Played

High hopes abound for Cheney High School stud Defensive End Keenan Williams.  The highly recruited Senior (2015) grad is already done with High School and on the campus at Eastern Washington University according More...

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

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