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 Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Mt Si Big Man Chris Schlicting Gains Offer From Montana

Today in our series called the 2 Minute Drill we catch up to massive offensive linemen Chris Schlichting from Mt Si High School.  He had a great Junior campaign and he stands now at 6’5″- 290 lbs More...

John Colvin is featured at NWPR as a top tier talent to watch!
By Dirk Knudsen On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Lakes High Schools Linemen John Colvin- 2 Minute Drill

Tonight we feature another athlete in the NWPR 2 Minute Drill.   Lakes High School is home to big John Colvin who will be the other bookend with All American level nominee Benning Potoae at defensive end.  Lakes More...

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By Dirk Knudsen On Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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Ross Bowers Speaks – The Reality Of Becoming A Big Time Recruit

One of the most notable recruitment stories that happened in the last few years from my view point was that of Bothell High School Senior to be Ross Bowers.  The gifted Quarterback will lead the Blue Train More...

Court Hammond won an All NWEFC Camp MVP award this past June out of a loaded field of talent.
By Dirk Knudsen On Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Court Hammond Of Crescent Valley Poised To Make A Big Move

A featured player we want to send some love out to is Crescent Valley 2 way threat Court Hammond.  The 6’5″- 235 lb cruiser is so fast and agile for his size that he has college prospect written More...

Jason Sperle is a rising star at the linemen position and will be a leader in his Class of 2016 at Center and interior O line for recruiting.  The 6'2"- 285 lb McNary HS Grad is on the rise!
By Dirk Knudsen On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Jason Sperle of McNary High Break Out – 2 Minute Drill

 We are featuring today one of the athletes who responded on our NWPR 2 Minute Drill Form.  Jason Sperle is a terrific linemen we saw at the NWEFC Camp June 6th in Seattle.  Jason impressed us with his technique More...

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By Dirk Knudsen On Monday, July 21st, 2014

Commits & New Offers Splash NW Headlines After Lull – 2 Minute Drill

The “dog days” of Summer are upon us and while June was busy July has been quiet.  The dog that is the High School recruiting game decided to come up onto the porch and grab some shade this month More...

Jusstis Warren stopped at Texas to compete this Summer.
By Dirk Knudsen On Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Jusstis Warren Takes To The Road As Comeback Continues

They say you never know how much you love something until it is taken away from you.  That has been true in so many ways in all of our day to day lives; sometimes applying to small things and other times to More...

Cameron Saffle holds offers and with good reason.  He is big and getting bigger and is a great pass rusher with equal ability to shut down the run game.  He can earn himself offers all the way to the top!  Cam is that good!
By Dirk Knudsen On Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Cameron Saffle Stays The Course- Skyline Stud Reports In

Back at it after a couple days off we had a note to touch base with big time talent Cameron Saffle.  The 6’4″- 225 lb. Skyline Spartan was coming off of the team camp at UPS when we caught up to More...

Cedric Brooks, a 2016 QB Recruit from Clackamas HS, is gaining significant collegiate interest!
By Dirk Knudsen On Sunday, July 13th, 2014

New Clackamas QB Cedric Brooks Ready For New Experience

A new name has emerged for the 2016 QB Top 5 watch list.  It is one we have known about for some time through our pal Coach John Charles and Air One Football because this kid has been a regular “Camp More...

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