NW Elite Football Camp Preview

Over 800 athletes will flock to Lynnwood (Wa.) High School Friday night to take part in the Northwest's largest camp. Here's a preview of some of the players we are looking forward to watching...

Abbotsford (BC) WR Chase Claypool - Likely the top athlete in Canada this year, Claypool is a huge, athletic prospect with offers from across the country. When you have SEC programs coming all the way over to the northern west coast to offer, you are a special player. Washington is one of Claypool's top schools, along with Oregon, and he has already been to Montlake a couple of times to meet with the coaches and see the facilities.

Tigard (Or.) OL Conner Crist - Crist is one of the top senior offensive linemen in the region. He's got a lot of schools that want to see him this summer, so he's hitting the camp circuit with force. With three offers - Air Force, Idaho and Yale, Crist already has some interesting options, but he's hoping to garner at least a couple of Pac 12 offers before he makes his decision.

Skyline (Sammamish, Wa.) OL Henry Bainivalu (2017) The junior-to-be has seen his stock skyrocket this spring. Washington was the first school to offer him back in February and since then, schools like Michigan, Oregon State, California and Washington State have all offered and he's getting some heavy interest from USC and UCLA as well.

Lake Stevens (Wa.) WR Riley Krenz - When you have one of the top quarterbacks in the nation throwing you the ball, it's hard not to be very productive and that's exactly what Krenz has been for the Vikings. Krenz, who plays out of the slot for the most part, has turned into Jacob Eason's favorite target, leading Lake Stevens with 49 receptions for 706 yards and 11 touchdowns. Expect several Big Sky schools to throw offers his way in the near future and for a few Pac 12 programs to stand up and take notice once he hits the camp circuit this summer.

Federal Way (Wa.) LB Andrzej Hughes-Murray - It's no secret that we are huge fans of Hughes-Murray. At nearly 240 pounds, the talented linebacker could be growing into a 'BUCK' type of a player where he can rush the quarterback or drop into covereage. Hughes-Murray has grabbed offers from Air Force, Eastern Washington, Montana, UNLV and Utah State, but more high profile programs could be offering very soon.

Gonzaga (Spokane, Wa.) DE/LB Evan Weaver - Recruiting has been on a steady climb for Weaver the past couple of months. The Huskies joined schools like Boise State, Washington State and Arizona in offering the two-time All-State defensive prospect who has totaled over 30 sacks over the past couple of years.

Kamiakin (Kennewick, Wa.) OL Korbin Sorensen - Schools like Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Washington State, Idaho State, Central Washington, Boise State, Eastern Washington and Western Oregon have all had their collective eyes on Sorensen who was named a First Team All League lineman as a junior last fall. At 6'6" and 280 pounds, Sorensen is likely a tackle at the next level, but with the way he finishes blocks, he could slide inside to play guard and probably wouldn't miss a beat.

Kent (Wa.) Meridian ATH Emmanuel Daigbe - Daigbe is another player we have been a huge fan of since we saw him last summer. He's big, strong and athletic and he's one of the toughest players in the state. Most feel he'll play receiver at the next level and with his soft hands and ball skills, that's understandable, but we think he could wind up being a stud at safety, a position he will play this fall, as well.

Skyline (Sammamish, Wa.) RB Rashaad Boddie - At 6'0, 220 pounds, Boddie is a big back, but he's more of a finesse runner who makes most of his yards outside the tackles. He currently holds four offers -- Boise State, Idaho, Oregon State and Utah -- and he could have a lot more by the end of the summer as the tailback dominoes begin to fall as several Pac 12 programs have been by Skyline this spring to let him know they are keeping their eyes on him.

Cleveland (Seattle, Wa.) ATH Zach Brown - Brown doesn't have any offers yet, but he's on the cusp of some. Columbia, Yale, UC Davis, Oregon State, Montana and Washington State have all been recruiting the talented two-way player for a while now and he'll be hitting plenty of camps this month, hoping to impress enough to garner some opportunities. As a junior for Cleveland last season, Brown finished with 35 tackles, 19 pass breakups and four interceptions on defense while hauling in 27 receptions for 685 yards and six scores.

Bothell (Wa.) QB Jacob Sirmon (2018) - When you take over the reigning 4A State Champions, that can be a daunting task, but Sirmon sure appears to have the chops to do just that. Sirmon already has a very nice frame (6'3, 215) and he's got a cannon for an arm. As he gets used to being a starter for the Cougars he should only get better and better. No offers have been extended yet, but it's only a matter of time before they start to flood in.

Central Valley (Spokane, Wa.) OL Scott Peck - Peck emerged this spring as one of the top linemen in the state. Schools flocked to Spokane to check out the big man from the Valley and he only impressed once they got a look at him. So far he's got offers from the likes of Army, Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Washington State and he's getting some attention from Washington, Boise State, Oregon and Oregon State as well. Peck plays tackle for the Bears, but he'll most likely move inside to guard in college.

Lake Stevens (Wa.) WR Hunter Eckstrom (2017) - Eckstrom takes a bit of a back seat to Krenz, but make no mistake, he's a heck of a receiver as well. As a sophomore last season, Eckstrom hauled in 40 receptions for 662 yards and six touchdowns and he should be one of the top in-state receivers, as far as productivity is concerned, again this fall with Eason spreading the ball around.


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