NEFC Recruiting Notebook

SAMMAMISH, Wash. - There was plenty to talk about Friday at Skyline High School, as 365 prospects were coached up by roughly 40 college coaches during the Northwest Elite Football Camp.

Former Washington State quarterback Jason Gesser, the camp's director, is in the process of moving to Pullman, where he will join WSU's football staff on August 1. The Eastside Catholic head coaching position has been given to another former Cougar, Jeremy Thielbar, who took the job roughly 10 days ago.

Arguably one of the hottest names in recruiting on the west coast - Kent (Wash.) Kentridge's Caleb Smith - continued his torrid summer by winning the NEFC Tight End MVP award. He has offers from Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon State, Purdue, UNLV, Washington, and Washington State. He's already been to a camp at Oregon State, as well as the Oregon NTFC. He will go to the Washington NTFC on 6/19, as well as team camps at Washington, Idaho, and Washington State.

Bothell's Trent Sewell, named the camp's top receiver, already has scholarship offers from Washington State and UCLA. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound WR told Scout Friday that he'll be camping at Boise State, Utah, Oregon, Oregon State and Colorado.

Portland (Ore.) Jesuit ATH Adam Winterling was named the camp's ATH Rising Star, just one week after making the Eugene, Ore. NTFC's All-Combine team. The 6-foot-4, 202-pound receiver is still looking for his first scholarship offer, and will camp at Colorado, Air Force, UCLA, and Stanford. He's already camped at Oregon State, and thinks the Beavers could be close to offering.

Drew Austin, the QB MVP, got his camping off to a good start on Friday. He is en route to Arizona State Saturday, where he'll compete at one of ASU's camp. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder, who has an offer from Eastern Washington, thinks the Sun Devils could be close to offering, depending on his camp performance. UCLA is also keeping in close contact with him. Austin will camp at Arizona State, Oregon State, Idaho, EWU, and UCLA.

ATH MVP Chevelle Walker, who already claimed an offer from Portland State, is expecting another offer - this one from Montana - as soon as he can talk to the Griz coaches, based on his camp performance. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound RB/WR will be participating with the rest of his EC teammates during this weekend's Skills and Drills on the Hill at Skyline, and is hoping to also camp at BYU and Cal. Walker said he is camping at Washington's Nike camp on 6/19, as well as the UW Rising Stars camp.

One of the better Northwest skill players of the 2013 class is Seattle Prep ATH Tere Calloway. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Calloway has already had a very strong spring, picking up DB MVP honors at a recent FBU camp, as well as the DB MVP and Fastest Man Award at a Schuman's Underclass Camp. He's been invited to the Ultimate 100 camp, as well as the Top Gun National camp in Virginia, and will attend the Washington NTFC camp, as well as Washington's Rising Stars camp. For schools of interest, Calloway mentioned North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia Tech, Oregon State, and California, and he's also hoping to camp at LSU this summer.

Uso Olive is hoping to use his DL MVP performance as a springboard to bigger and better things. The 6-foot-1, 293-pound DT from Federal Way is camping at Washington this weekend, and will also travel to Utah's camp on 6/19 in hopes of generating more interest. He was also hopeful that Washington State, Portland State, and Idaho saw what they needed to see in order to ramp up their interest.

Kentlake ATH Caleb Saulo opened some eyes Friday night by working out with the quarterbacks, and he looked very comfortable. Army has offered the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Saulo to play quarterback.

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