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.

Cam McCormick of Summit HS Football
By Dirk Knudsen On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
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Cameron McCormick Of Summit HS ” Passes Go”

We all know the game of Monopoly- you know- the Board game?  Well if you do not know it get it and play it because it is as American as football and pumpkin pie.  In that legendary game a player can struggle More...

NAVY Football
By Dirk Knudsen On Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
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Navy Offers TJ Salu As Championship Looms

His second offer in the last two weeks is a big one!  TJ Salu is well known as a stalwart Center and a terror at Defensive line for the Rams of Central Catholic.  Right now he and the Rams are just days away More...

Montana State has Offered High School prospect Riley Griffiths!
By Dirk Knudsen On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Skyline Linemen Riley Griffiths Lands MSU Offer

Another NW high school football recruit has landed an option for a home after graduation.  Today it is Riley Griffiths who we have covered earlier in the year.  The 6’3″- 245 yard defensive end More...

Somewhere out there in the Northwest you will find Dirk covering Prep Athletes and telling their story the best way he can.  A Nationally recognized expert he covers the NW for Rivals & Yahoo Sports and donates his time and money to several community causes.  He is an ardent opponent to Street Agents and works for ethical standards in Youth Sports.
By Dirk Knudsen On Sunday, November 30th, 2014
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Football Prospects Guide To December Recruiting Success

December will be here in 12 hours.  The phones are ringing and all that is left of the 2014 Northwest Prep Football Season are the Championships.  For all Seniors but the lucky handful playing this last week More...

Zion Dixon is a powerhouse kid who we know can play at the highest college ranks and the offer form Idaho proves that point!
By Dirk Knudsen On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Zion Dixon & Jack Bamis Gain Idaho Vandals Offers

Two more NW Recruits landed offers the past few days and we want to take note and congratulate them.  Lake City (Idaho) stud linemen Zion Dixon and stellar 2 way athlete Jack Bamis are both Seniors and both More...

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

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