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.

Wenatchee HS 2016 Prospect Christian Brandt-Sims is going to be a big time recruit.  His speed and ability is just too obvious and that in a 6'4" Frame is just amazing.  He wins an NWPR ALL CAMP WR AWARD!
By Dirk Knudsen On Monday, July 7th, 2014

Christian Brandt-Sims About To Embarq On Future

Tonight a quick look at a young man who is in our view about to rise the ranks of the Prep Football scene in the Pacific Northwest.  The name you know; at least partly.  Christian Brandt-Sims.  The “Brandt-Sims” More...

By Dirk Knudsen On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

The Toughest Hit Men In The NW – Class of 2015

One of the hardest thing for us to do every year is track down who the best Linebackers in the Pacific Northwest are.  There will always be obvious choices but these guys work in a way that is not always appreciated. More...

These young men are among those who have changed the game for me; some injured and some gone we support them all.
By Dirk Knudsen On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Concussions, Youth Football, and The Reality Any Parent Must Embrace

Concussions, Youth Football, and The Reality Any Parent Must Embrace It is that time of the year.  Football season?  Yes.  But it is also concussion season.  I have been a part of the movement for 7 years More...

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By Dirk Knudsen On Monday, June 30th, 2014

Jared Hilbers Commits To Dawgs

Big breaking news out of the UW.  Monster linemen Jared Hilbers, that we covered first last season, has according to his Facebook Post committed to the UW!  We just picked up on this: “Proud to say More...

Eric Dungey is now at 6 offers with addition of Navy and Air Force.
By Dirk Knudsen On Monday, June 30th, 2014

Eric Dungey Grabs Two More Offers On Continued QB Rise

Lakeridge High School Qb Eric Dungey landed his 12th and 13th offers yesterday as bot Nevada and Wyoming moved in on the talented 2015 gunslinger.  Prior to this Montana and UC Davis had offered him earlier More...

Zion Dixon is a powerhouse kid who we think can play at the top of the college ranks -
By Dirk Knudsen On Saturday, June 28th, 2014

2015 NW Offensive Linemen Class One Of The Best Ever

For all of us prep football insiders we knew that the 2015 Quarterback Class out of the Pacific NW was going to be one for the ages.  I mean it is so loaded with talent there could be 10 or more of these gunslingers More...

Mason Manning showed up and showed out as we say and came away a winner at EWU where he landed a full scholarship offer.
By Dirk Knudsen On Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Offer Watch – Mason Manning Lands EWU at Camp

Another NW Stud has landed his first offer.  Mason Manning, a Capital High School (WA) Linemen, has landed his offer from the EWU Eagles.  The 6’5″- 245 lb long armed linemen has been on our radar More...

Calvin Throckmartin is the latest Duck commit and a big one for sure!
By Dirk Knudsen On Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Oregon Ducks Land Top Washington Linemen- Move On Oregon Kids

The Oregon Ducks left the nest this off season and hit the recruiting trail making stops at The Northwest Elite Football Camp and at many high schools from reports we have coming in.  This activity has spurred More...

NWPR LOGO Together We Rise
By Dirk Knudsen On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

2014 Oregon Prep Football Preseason Poll – Big School Poll

Last week we released our Washington 2014 Prep Football Pre-season poll.  Tonight we take a stab at Oregon.  During the season we contribute every week to the AP Polls or other statewide polls but have not More...

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