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EForce Football Memorial Day 7v7 Invitational

EForce's Jordan Johnson previews the EForce Football Memorial Day 7v7 Invitational...

EForce's Jordan Johnson previews the EForce Football Memorial Day 7v7 Invitational...

Covering the last three years EForce Football has produced as many D1 athletes as any program in the region, with 12 alone off last years team. The group is younger this season but equally talented in some regards.

Head Coach Alex Brink is as good as they come, leading the squad to a 4th place finish among 120 teams in 2015, and an 11th place finish among 122 at the national tourney in 2016 (Vegas). Back to back seasons that no 7v7 group from within the Northwest has been able to replicate.

This years club has a pair of WR’s that are considered among the best anywhere. 6-6 195 pound 3* WR Cole Turner (Clackamas 18') OFFERS: Nevada, Idaho, Air Force, Portland St has led the team in TD’s (13). His overall body control is unreal for a big man, with his ability to dominate double teams being fun to watch.

Future 4* Silas Starr (Central Catholic 20') OFFERS: Oregon is one of the nation’s top freshman and an equally impressive individual off the field. He earned all conference accolades in 2016 and could hold offers from everyone before he is done.

Oregon’s top ranked CB 3* Teron Bradford (Oregon City 18') is a lock down defender who can single handily change the game. His 56 catches for 1055 yards and 20 TDs this past season only help solidify his overall versatility. He is the younger brother of PAC 12 freshman standout Trevon Bradford of Oregon St.@

Myles Green-Richards 3* (Churchill 18') is one of the fastest rising athletes on the west coast, and an unquestioned D1 kid. He recently went off at the Nike Opening Regional in Oakland, finishing 4th overall and in the 99% percentile among all players nationwide.

Zakhayas Lee (Oregon City 19') and Jailen Hammer (Sprague 19') will both be ranked nationally for their class. Each being heavy conference and state player of the year favorites heading into next season. Hammer has been a walking highlight reel with his one handed grabs, while Lee earned 1st team all league honors and scored 15 TDs in 2016.

Don’t sleep on QB Wyatt Harsh (Woodland WA 18'). He will return as a 4 year starter this fall, having a phenomenal off season thus far, throwing 38 TDs /4 INTs. Cade Knighton (Central Catholic 20') is another young gun that has had success at an early age. Knighton has a bright future starting at 6A power Central Catholic as a freshman.

 

Two of Oregon’s Best, EForce Standouts- Teron Bradford 18' and Zakhayas Lee 19' of OC

 

 

RISE FOOTBALL

One of the fastest rising 7v7 programs in the country is Rise Football out of Washington. The Northwest based group has made significant gains over the last year, currently featuring eight nationally ranked kids and a host of other all state type athletes.

Give credit to Rise President and founder Reggie Jones who’s athletes have bought in and found success on a nationwide level. There will be no love lost assuming Rise and EForce meet again. Each program has made a run at the national tourney over the last few seasons, with Rise squeaking out a win in last years inaugural Memorial Day Championship.

Last years MVP  Dylan Morris 4* (Graham- Kapowsin 19') OFFERS: Washington, Washington, Nebraska, Oregon St is considered one of the top QBs in the country for his class and will once again lead the team.  Treshaun Harrison 4* (Garfield 18') OFFERS: Almost All Pac 12  Notre Dame, Michigan, Iowa) could go down as one of the best players ever to come out of Washington. His size and speed (6-2 190) put him in a special category.

Nash Fouch 3* (Woodinville 18') OFFERS: E.Washington, Idaho, N.Iowa, Montana St) has a stock that is rising quickly, with intangibles that you cant teach. His overall athleticism creates consistent match up problems for opponents.  Fellow 3* Tre Weed  (Sumner 18') OFFERS: Syracuse, Air Force, BYU, Montana St, Hawaii, E.Washington, Montana St, Idaho, N.Iowa is one of the most exciting athletes in the state and will break your ankles in the open field.

Micah Smith 3* (Graham-Kaposwin 18')  OFFERS:  Hawaii, Idaho, Montana St compliments Morris nicely, off setting GK’s offense and providing the team with a legit run game. Mekhi Metcalf 3* (Garfield 18') OFFERS: Idaho has been dominant at the WR spot and tough to contain at (6-4 170).

Rise has a combination of QBs tough to beat with 3* Conor Bardue (Lake Stevens 18') more than holding his own. Two additional D1 offered kids Jovan McConico  (Garfield 18') OFFERS: Hawaii, BYU, E.Washington, Idaho, Montana St, N.Iowa  AND  Demetrius Crosby  (Foss 18') OFFERS: Hawaii, Idaho, Montana St continue to do their thing.

Speedster Jurrian Hering  (Gig Harbor 19') is one of the top incoming Junior’s in the Pacific NW, running a 10.81 100 Meters. Last but not least is one of the countries top freshman Sav'ell Smalls (4* Garfield 20') OFFERS: Notre Dame, who was just offered by the Irish and could see some run at TE, while projecting at D end.

 

2016 EForce Tourney Memorial Day MVP 4* QB Dylan Morris; W Head Coach/Founder Rise Football Reggie Jones

 

AIR ONE

John Charles has been a legit coaching presence in the Northwest for a number of years. His Vancouver based group has recently burst on to scene, becoming one of the more impressive 7v7 programs in the region. The EForce Invitational will provide them with an opportunity to showcase where they stand among the top teams in the NW.

 4* Darien Chase (Mountain View 19') is one of the best football players I have ever seen. Before all is said done he could very well be one of the most decorated athletes ever to come out of the State of Washington. Heading into the tournament I would consider him the favorite for MVP honors.

6-5 185 WR Cole Grossman (Skyview 18') is another kid that I would consider one of the top receivers on the West Coast. He has gone somewhat under the radar, but requires a consistent double team, and will have multiple D1 offers. Teammate Tavis Pinkney (Skyview 18') is equally impressive, racking up 1st team all league honors during the season, while playing with a no non sense demeanor.

The Storm come back loaded next year with two of the state’s top DBs holding down the secondary. Angelo Sarchi (Skyview  18') earned 1st team all conference accolades in 2016 with Jovon Sewell (Skyview 18') grabbing 2nd team. Both kids project at the D1 level.

Jojo Siofele (Union 19') would be the other standout out that many are aware of. Siofele made his presence known as a freshman and hasn’t looked back. Expect to see him be one of the more influential kids on the Air One roster.

OTHERS NOTABLES: 

ELITE TRAINING ACADEMY  (Seattle)

Elton Chism III

Isaiah Lewis

Antonio Hall

Noah Stifle

Tao McClinton

 

GAME READY ELITE (Canada)

DB   Dawson Marchant 18'

DB    Kojo Odom 19'

WR   Eli Nelms-Horton 18'

WR   Keelan White 19'

FS    Yosef Drysdale 19'

WR   Finn Bradbrooke 19'

CB    Broxx Comia 19'

 

JEFFERSON (Portland)

ATH Romeo Akil 18'

DB Elijah Elliott 20'

ATH Caleb “CJ” Jordan 20'

WR Nehemiah Dedman 19'

DB Xavier Miller 18'

RB Nashon Jefferson 18'

WR Jammie Simmons 20'

 

OTHER TEAMS:   Clackamas HS, Mountain View HS, Union HS,  Aftershock,  Every Moment, ASYS, NW Athletics,


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