NW Elite Camp 2013 Preview

Nearly 700 of the top prospects in the Northwest will be at Mercer Island on Friday for the Northwest Elite Football Camp...

The 2013 NW Elite Football Camp presented by Adrenaline Fundraising takes place on Friday at Mercer Island HS in Mercer Island, Wash.

Several of the top prospects in the Pacific Northwest are expected of the nearly 700 prospects registered.

"What a difference a year makes," said director Cole Morgan. "We'll have 23 coaching staffs represented at the camp. The lines for reps will be shorter and we're excited to see the one-on-one matchups and the players compete.

Coaches from Boise State, Idaho, Oregon State, Colorado, Colorado State, Wyoming, Washington, Washington State and UCLA will be instructors at the camp as well as from Portland State, Eastern Washington, Montana and Idaho State.

"Coach (Dave) Christensen from Wyoming will be our keynote speaker and Coach Beau Baldwin (Eastern Washington) and Coach Nigel Burton (Portland State), will also be speaking and coaching at the camp," said Morgan.

Morgan said that they've tinkered with the format for the camp to allow for more reps for each camper.

"We've come up with a format that will maximize the players exposure to the coaches and maximizes their reps and we're pretty excited about it," said Morgan.

The quarterbacks will be one of the strongest contingent of players in attendance, with Oregon State commit Nick Mitchell from Snoqualmie (Wash.) Mount Si and elite 2015 passer Brett Rypien from Spokane (Wash.) Shadle Park the headliners.

At running back, three of Washington's best will be on hand in Wenatchee (Wash.) speedster Isaiah Brandt-Sims and Olympia (Wash.) Timberline's Asan Neil-Evergin along with 2015 back Austin Joyner from Marysville-Pilchuck (Wash.)

Two of the Northwest's best tight ends will be in attendance, Couer ‘d Alene (Idaho) tight end Chase Blakley, a commit to Washington, who made a name for himself at this same event a year ago as well as Bellevue (Wash.) Newport's Drew Sample.

Along the offensive line, four-star Fife (Wash.) tackle Kaleb McGary will be present and is the big name on the OL.

The defensive line might be the best collective group set for the camp.

On the defensive line, Bellevue (Wash.) defensive end Shane Bowman, Mountlake Terrace (Wash.) defensive end Jevin Pahinui, Portland (Ore.) Jesuit defensive end Christian Martinek, Lynwood (Wash.) defensive end Isaiah Holmes, Lake Oswego (Ore.) Lakeridge defensive tackle Marqueese Royster and Fife (Wash.) tackle Monike Failuga top the list.

The linebacker group is headlined by Sam Bodine from Canby (Ore.), Bellevue (Wash.) Newport linebacker Conner Baumann and 2015 linebacker Drew Berger from Couer ‘d Alene (Idaho).

In the secondary, Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha cornerback Maurice McSwain, Federal Way (Wash.) cornerback Keenan Curran and Redmond (Wash.) Eastlake safety Drew Lewis are the main attractions.

The camp runs from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Scout.com will have complete coverage of the event.

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a 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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