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.

Jonathan Boland of Parkrose may be the most dynamic 2 way player in the State of Oregon this year so far.
By Dirk Knudsen On Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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Surprises Abound In Oregon Talent Pool Through 4 Games – Top Prep Performers

It has been quite a ride so far as the prep football season is 4 games in.  The hot recruits are still hot for the most part but a lot of new names are rising up looking to prove they have what it takes to More...

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By Dirk Knudsen On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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How Fast Is Ferris High Star Jalen Hicks?

We love Jalen Hicks from Spokane’s Ferris High School.  We met him two Summers ago with his then QB Christian Olson and liked everything about him.  Now a Senior the speedster is having a really nice More...

Isaac Garcia of Bellevue High School has committed to USC!
By Dirk Knudsen On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Bellevue’s Isaac Garcia Pulls The Trigger With Trojan Pledge

Bellevue star Defensive End and Tight End Isaac Garcia announced to the world a little while ago that he was committing to the USC Trojans.  The 6’4″- 230 lb talent is only a Junior but he was ready More...

Mustafa Btanch holds a dozen offers or so and all D-1.  Tonight he Committed to Stanford!
By Dirk Knudsen On Sunday, September 28th, 2014
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Bellevue Star Mustafa Branch Offered By Stanford – He Commits!

He is one of the top recruits in all the land and tonight a school he has a high level of interest in moved in on him.  The Stanford Cardinal have offered Mustafa Branch out of Bellevue.  The 6’0″ More...

Court Hammond won an All NWEFC Camp MVP award this past June out of a loaded field of talent.
By Dirk Knudsen On Sunday, September 28th, 2014
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Crescent Valley Talent Court Hammond – 2 Minute Drill

Tonight we check in with a rising talent out of Crescent Valley  High School in Corvallis, Oregon.  Court Hammond came onto the scene last season as a lanky and fast 2 way threat.  The Raiders Tight End / More...

Pep Tanuvasa - 2015- 6'2" - 220 lbs-  This big time Linebacker transferred to Tigard High School this year and landed his first offer which came from Virginia Union which is a D-1 AA back east.  He was an MVP at the All Poly camp in June and has a lot of additional interest!
By Dirk Knudsen On Friday, September 26th, 2014
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Top Hitmen Of 2015 – Pacific NW Prospect Watch

We have begun putting together our list of top linebackers for distribution to college coaches.  Here is an initial look at who we are tracking in Oregon and Washington in this 2015 Class.  This list is by More...

Lamar Winston of Central Catholic is a Junior rising to the top of his Class and fast!
By Dirk Knudsen On Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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Lamar Winston Grabs OSU Offer As Things Heat Up

Central Catholic has officially arrived as a National powerhouse.  They have always been good but the last few years leading up to the Rams Oregon 6A State Championship last season have been memorable.  More More...

Garrett Hull may be a lesser known kid on the recruiting circuit but that does not mean he is not going to be missed.
By Dirk Knudsen On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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Garrett Hull Showcases 3 Sports At A Star Level

Ellensburg High School 3-sport phenom Garrett Hull has been terrorizing the Central Washington Athletic Conference for many years now and the crafty south paw just seems to be getting better and better as he More...

Bryce Vitkovich  is a top linemen for the 2015 recruiting class.
By Dirk Knudsen On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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Bryce Vitcovich Of Marysville – 2 Minute Drill From The Edge

Bryce Vitcovich up at Marysville-Pilchuck is one of the best edge rushers out there in the Senior class.  As a Defensive End he is quick and aggressive and does a great job of setting the defense and applying More...

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