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.

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...

Aloha linemen Taylor Vaandering is a football player in every aspect of the term.
By Dirk Knudsen On Friday, August 8th, 2014

Aloha High School Linemen Taylor Vaandering Epitomizes Brotherhood & The Game

It seems like just yesterday that we spent the better part of the season following the Aloha Warriors as they made their historic run to the State Championship in Oregon.  in 2010 they would win it all in improbable More...

Zac  Shomler seen here with John Charles of Air One Football at the Nike Football Training Camp!
By Dirk Knudsen On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Skyview Storm’s Zac Shomler ~ Analytical Mind Matches Top Talent

One young gun we have watched just rise a ton this off season is Skyview Storm QB and 2015 prospect Zac Shomler.  Through his work with his team and Coach John Charles of Air One Football Academy Zac has transformed More...

Craig Contreras of South Medford has great leadership skills as a QB and boy can this 6'4"- stud sling the rock!
By Dirk Knudsen On Monday, August 4th, 2014

Craig Contreras Ready To Lead Panthers In 2014

He is tall, athletic, and has a cannon for an arm.  Craig Contreras of South Medford High School was an All Camp QB award winner at the Northwest Elite Football Camp this past June and is one of the top QB’s More...

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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...

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