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.

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By Dirk Knudsen On Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Top NW Prep QBs For 2015 Listed

As the season kicks off we begin a brand new release of our latest lists of the best prospects in the Northwest.  It has been a long hot Summer and a lot of changes and movement have happened with the bets More...

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By Dirk Knudsen On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Bellevue Football Takes National Stage Carrying NW Football Brand Into 2014

If you have seen the movie When The Game Stands Tall you will know that a pivotal moment that helps set the stage for that movie is when DeLasalle of California, riding a 151 game winning streak, came to Washington More...

Landon Floyd has been working like no other and is dedicated.  This folks is a student athlete to watch!
By Dirk Knudsen On Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Tigard Loaded With Talent – Landon Floyd Break Down

You know the season is at hand.  In Oregon this week will wrap up pre-season preparations and some teams will head to jamborees under the new OSAA Rules that prohibit what has become known as Zero week.   More...

Matt Philichi is one of the top kickers in the US for distance and accuracy.  The Bellarmine Prep Lion landed his first offer this past week!
By Dirk Knudsen On Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Matt Philichi Breaks Through With Offer

Kickers get no love.  Repeat it.  Kickers get no love. That is something we have learned over the years.  The guys who are in on about 30% of all plays in the game of football and control moments where teams More...

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By Dirk Knudsen On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Keynan Foster On The FAST Path to 2015 – 2 Minute Drill

It’s time to have a look at yet another Top Athlete in the Pacific NW Recruiting Class for 2015 and this time we look North a ways up I-5 to Henry Jackson High School where talent is always to be found. More...

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By Dirk Knudsen On Monday, August 18th, 2014

Nathan Hawthorne of Columbia River A Serious 2-Way Threat

Turning our attention now to some of the lesser known kids in contention for collegiate interest we focus on Vancouver, Washington where a number of studs are battling it out to get their names known.  Nathan More...

Willy Pflug - Sunset HS (OR)- 2015 - NWPR ALL CAMP QB First Team- has commited to Montana
By Dirk Knudsen On Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Recruit Watch- Sunset’s Willy Pflug Commits To Montana

There have been several commitments this off season already and another one went down yesterday as Sunset High scholar QB Willy Pflug made his move committing to the Montana Grizzlies.  Pflug, the 5’11″- More...

Alex Neale of Eastside Catholic landed his first D-1 Full ride on Fathers Day form Montana!
By Dirk Knudsen On Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Eastside Catholic Center Alex Neale Commits To Grizz

Last night one of the top offensive linemen in the State of Washington decided to commit to the mighty Montana Grizzlies.  Alex Neale of Eastside Catholic is one of our favorite kids and a young man with More...

Sam McPherson is gifted with top tier agility, speed, and Football Skills.  He has offers from Columbia, Air Force Academy, and now Portland State University.
By Dirk Knudsen On Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Sam McPherson Of Bothell Football Lands Offer #3 As Vikings Battle

Tonight an update from Portland, Oregon where the PSU Vikings had a recruiting event and a scrimmage today.  It was a very successful event and for the NWPR staff it was like old home week with so many athletes More...

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