Top Five Surprises
Defensive Tackle, Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha|
At about 5-9, 290, Kluge obviously doesn't have ideal size, but he was nearly impossible to block, playing real low with good leverage, and firing off the ball. He had good strength too and because of his quickness, he was a pain to the offensive lineman.
Defensive End, Auburn (Wash.) Mountainview|
Coming from a relatively new school that has yet to sign a D-I prospect, Aumua could be the first, with good get off, good size and quickness and a frame to add more weight. He is definitely a defensive end in college, but could also be an outside linebacker in a 3-4.
Tight End, Shelton (Wash.)
Ajamu broke on to the recruiting scene this weekend. Earning MVP honors at the NW Elite camp in Seattle Friday night before heading to Eugene. Ajamu continued to perform well Sunday and his speed and frame are what stood out the most. He could improve his ball catching ability.
Lineman, Portland (Ore.) Jesuit
Brenner spent time working with both the offensive and defensive lineman. His preference is on defense, though Oregon State just offered him as an offensive lineman. He's got a strong base, thick legs and plays with leverage. He looked good at offensive guard, but looks more comfortable defensively.
Offensive Lineman, Eugene (Ore.) Churchill
Not even invited to the NFTC originally, Phillips had a good performance at the SPARQ Combine to get an invite, and ended up the Offensive Line MVP. Continuing his Cinderella run, Phillips was invited to The Opening this week
National Recruiting Analyst Brandon Huffman and Northwest Recruiting Analyst Jake Worthen contributed to this report