Scout Out West: The Holy War

A look at the top performers from Portland Jesuit and Portland Central Catholic...

  • Scout Out West- The Holy War: Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic vs. Portland (Ore.) Jesuit
    Alex Balducci – 6-3.5/245 - DE – portland (ore.) central catholic - 2012

    Recruiting: Committed to Oregon.
    My Take: Balducci was a player we were to eager to see and he was solid, not spectacular, for Central Catholic.  When we went to see him last year, he was injured, so we were glad to see him play.  He's noticeably bigger than he was as a junior, and he still has the frame to add more weight, which will likely dictate a move as a quicker, athletic tackle.  He looked good playing offensive tackle too, but his future is clearly on defense.

  • Dallin Leavitt – 5-11/196 – DB – portland (ore.) central catholic - 2012

    Recruiting: Committed to BYU.
    My Take:: The BYU commit is a physical player- he's got no hesitancy to knock a receiver down and plays with a chip on his shoulder.  He also returned punts and was used offensively extensively by Central Catholic, and kept CC in the game.  But on defense is where he shines, and has good active hands at knocking the ball away and good closing speed.

    Jacob Nall – 6-5/235 – DE – portland (ore.) central catholic - 2012

    Recruiting: Committed to Portland State.
    My Take: Playing opposite Balducci, Nall didn't get as much attention from blockers, and used that to collapse the pocket more.  He's tall but still pretty trim so he'll need to add some more weight to be an effective defensive end at the collegiate level.

    Max Rich – 6-5/255 – OT – portland (ore.) jesuit - 2013

    Recruiting: Interest in numerous schools.
    My Take: The biggest revelation of the weekend, we knew all about Oregon's two Scout 2013 Top 100 OLs in Braydon Kearsley and Evan Voeller but Rich catapulted himself into that conversation.  Rich is a mobile, athletic tackle, in the Jake Long mold, with great flexibility and bend, quick feet and excelled in pass pro while also being a sound run blocker.  He's got a great frame that could easily add 30-40 pounds while keeping his athleticism and he's a surefire Pac-12 level recruit.

    Nicholas Rothstein – 6-0/207 – ATH – portland (ore.) jesuit - 2014

    Recruiting: Committed to Portland State.
    My Take: Rothstein was the heartbeat of the Jesuit offense, playing quarterback, as well as in the secondary and had some big plays that he made with his feet offensively that were the difference in the game.  He'll play in the secondary in college, and he's got the hips and flexibility to play corner, but we think safety is where he'll ultimately end up.

    Adam Winterling – 6-4/202 – WR – portland (ore.) jesuit - 2012

    Recruiting: Interest in several schools.
    My Take: Winterling is a guy we liked when we saw in the spring- he's good at getting up into traffic and catching the ball and has very good hands while running pristine routes.  His speed is decent, but he may be better served adding some weight and moving to more of a tight end role.

    Brandon is in his seventh year with, currently as the National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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