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May Madness III Returns to Seattle

A number of the Northwest's top prospects will be on hand in Seattle for the third annual May Madness by Ford Sports Performance...

For the third straight spring, May Madness takes place in Seattle, one of the premier camps in the West and the most loaded camp in the Pacific Northwest.

Founded in 2015 by Tracy Ford of Ford Sports Performance, May Madness has grown tremendously, with Under Armour All-Americans and Army All-Americans in each of the first two years and two more Under Armour All-Americans coming this Saturday.

"With there being no regionals for the Nike Opening in the Northwest. May Madness now becomes the best and biggest event that will showcase the top kids from the Northwest," said Ford.

From the 2018 class, a number of Scout 300 prospects are on the list and there are 2019 four-stars that are already among the best prospects in the country expected at Newport HS in Bellevue.


Leading the way are the top two quarterbacks in the Northwest in their class, Bothell (Wash.) four-star Jacob Sirmon, a commit to Washington, and Graham (Wash.) Kapowsin 2019 four-star Dylan Morris.

Two more four-stars in the Scout 300, on defense, will be in attendance in Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic linebacker Eli'jah Winston and Everett (Wash.) Archbishop Murphy cornerback Kyler Gordon.


Two linemen from the rest who've started to land Pac-12 offers that will be there include Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman guard Jacob Isaia and Corvallis (Ore.) offensive lineman Marco Brewer.

Other linemen of note include Portland (Ore.) Jesuit center Travis Spreen, the No. 3 center in the West and 2019 rising prospect Nathaniel Kalepo from Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach.


Few receivers in the Northwest have surged over the past few weeks like Jackson (Wash.) Mill Creek receiver Daniel Arias, who Scout first ranked in the fall.  Arias has picked up a pair of Pac-12 offers with several more Pac-12 schools interested.  Another receiver Scout first ranked last fall, Cole Turner from Clackamas (Ore.), is expected to make the trek up.

The No. 1 and No. 2 tight end in the state, Spokane (Wash.) Gonzaga Prep four-star Devin Culp, a commit to Washington and Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach's Jarrell Anderson, will also be in attendance as well as Idaho's top tight end, Cole Ramseyer from Coeur d'Alene.


Other 2018 names of note include Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic safety Malik Putney, Bellevue (Wash.) athlete Isaiah Ifanse, Everett (Wash.) Archbishop Murphy linebacker Emmanuel Osuoha, Oregon City (Ore.) cornerback Teron Bradford, Spokane (Wash.) Gonzaga Prep cornerback Sam Lockett, Lake Stevens (Wash.) quarterback Conor Bardue, West Linn (Ore.) tight end Keishon Dawkins, Graham (Wash.) Kapowsin receiver Robert Mason, Bellevue (Wash.) Newport offensive lineman Charlie Baumann, Hermiston (Ore.) receiver Dayshawn Neal, Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic lineman Jackson Reed and Seattle (Wash.) Rainer Beach defensive tackle Marcus Pressley.


From the 2019 class, key prospects coming include Snoqualmie (Wash.) Mount Si quarterback Cale Millen, Snohomish (Wash.) Glacier Peak quarterback Ayden Ziomas, Vancouver (Wash.) Mountain View receiver Darien Chase, Richland (Wash.) offensive lineman Aric Davison, Tacoma (Wash.) Stadium lineman Bailey Elder and Tacoma (Wash.) Stadium receiver Xavier Mason.

The 2020 class in Washington is loaded and four of the best from the state all come from the same school, Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic, who has won two of the last three 3A state titles.


Headlining that group includes receiver Gee Scott, who already has an offer from Oregon.  He'll be joined by his teammates, tight end D.J. Rogers, cornerback Sam Adams and safety Ayden Hector.

Coming from the east side of the state is another 2020 prospect who already boasts an offer, Pullman (Wash.) cornerback/receiver Isaiah Strong.

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