August 7, 2011
Representing the 8-10th graders was Jordan Morgan of Southridge who was the overall winner with the best scores in many of the categories and the overall win. ?Morgan is a member of the Class of 2014 and is 6'2.5" and 177 pounds. ?He is not only great at these physical tests but has proven hard to beat on the field as a Wide Receiver or as a Defensive Safety. ?He is so young that it is impossible to project where he will end up but people are all ready talking that he may lead the Class of 2014 with mutliple big college offers. ?One thing is for sure. ?The potential is there and he is a very high quality person and athlete as well.
The 11-12th grade was represented by Combine King winner Ryan Russon from the host school Aloha Warriors. ?Russo is one of those guys that is an unsung hero if you will but as a Junior he played a central role as a corner / safety for Aloha. ?His 6 intercseptions helped propel the Aloha crew to a State Title and he will be looked to again this year and will assume more of a leadership position. ?
That is something he has stated he is ready for. ?Russo had a 4.50 40 time, a 4.03 20 yard pro agility shuttle as mentioned above, a 34 " vertical jump, and a 9'10" Broad Jump. ?His power-ball toss was nearly 30 feet and that is very respectable. ?Overall his combined scores had him on top of the heap and named as our Combine King at Camps End.
Now the talented Russo is 5'9" and 167 pounds and has a great chance to move on to play collegiate ball. ?His size and physical gifts place him well at the Division 3, Division 2, or NAIA level. ?He can and will be an impact player at those levels. ?If he plays as well as he is capable a Big Sky level school is in the cards as well but in speaking to Russo he is all about finding the right fit and not so much about projecting to the highest levels which is a really refreshing thing to hear.
We applaud Ryan Russo and Jordan Morgan on their excellent efforts. ?We also congratulate all the athletes that came and competed in the Combine portion of the camp. Most of the Top recruits skipped the combine and tend to shy away from these events seeming to feel they ?have something to loose if they do not perform up to snuff. ?Colleges at all levels look at these scores as an indication of skill and potential and so a great 5 Star Performance will mean a shot to be noticed. ?These guys and others sure did that was well.
ALL 5 STAR CAMP MVP AWARDS
The 5 Star Performance Camp Staff was very happy with the group ?of athletes that showed up. ?Over 25 Coaches attended the camp and that gave the event a 6 to 1 Coaches Ratio. ?Unheard of numbers. ?That meant getting an up close and personal look at a lot of kids and the Coaches weighed in on their picks for the best of the best at the camp. ?OregonPreps.com is proud to have sponsored and coordinated the 5 Star Camp and appluad all of the campers and coaches who came out as well as the host school Aloha Warriors. ?Here are the All Camp Selections for your review.
QB TOP GUN AWARD: ?Kieran McDonagh ; Skyview HS Senior 2012
Kieran is a special athlete who we have been lucky enough to have watched a number of times. ?He was spot on all day and while we knew he was a very solid QB it was great to see the staff and the Texas Coaches from 5 Star select him out of a great group! ?This was another award for McDonagh and the 6'1", 218 pound QB can play the QB spot and is a fine defensive player as well.
PSU has offered "Rocky" and he is considering his options at this time.
Other QB's who made the top group were Kaben Humphrey-Butler (Union HS 2012), ?Tyler Bergeron (Battleground 2012), ?Wyatt Houston (Horizon Christian 2012), ?AJ Woodin (Southridge 2014), ?Ian Humphrey (Battleground 2013), Deven Jackson (Jefferson 2013), ?Cory Sinner (Aloha 2012), and Richard Belog (Aloha 2012).
RB Award: ?Camp MVP; JJ Fisher LaSalle Prep 2012
JJ Fisher continues to impress at camps and clinics. ?He is now 6'0" tall and right at 190 pounds and while his top end speed may not show up in testing it is there. ?He looks really great in drills and the combine and he backs it up on the field. ?He is fluid, shifty, and has terrific hands. ?Again one of OregonPreps.com's top ranked RB's and yet he was selected independently by the Texas based Coaching staff. ?They saw all they needed to see in the 7 on 7 and competition phase of the camp. ?JJ appears to be close to a Big Sky offer or two and we project him to be a D-1AA athlete at the end of the year.
Other top Running backs named to the All Camp Team are: ?Remick Kawawaki (Columbia River, 2013), Parker Henry (Skyview 2012), Jaima Halliburton (Jesuit 2012), ?Trevor Westover (Thurston HS, 2012), Tayler Grimmett (Horizon Christian, 2012), Ben Hartmeier (Jesuit 2012), Manu Rasmussen (Tigard 2014),?Zach Salton (Tualatin, 2013), ?Issac Anderson (Prosser 2012) and Blake Diede (The Dalles Wahtonka-2013).
There were some other great looking backs that we will list at a later date at this camp.
TE / WR Award: ?Camp MVP Cody Danielson; Newber High School 2012
This was a tough category as the Tight Ends ran in with the Wide Receivers and one award was handed out for the best hands in the group combined with the most impressive performance. ?The 5 Star Camp was blessed to have two of the best Tight Ends in the Region at camp and they gave the WR a run for their money. ?In the end one of them was voted the MVP and rightfully so. ?
At 6'4" and 232 pounds Cody Danielson was on fire. ?He is a load to bring down and caught some terrific balls. ?He does a great job of finding space and getting open and in the 7 on 7 format he was hard to defend. ?Cody is hearing from Portland State and a number fo other schools. ?Like most of these kids he will play college ball if he wants to. ?The right Fit is the trick but on this day he showed he could play with the best and earned his nick name "Moose".
Danielson was followed very closely by Bryson Sullivan (Aloha 2013), and Jack Schweitzer (Gig Harbor 2013) at the TE spot.
Wide Receivers in contention and part of the ALL Camp team were Jordan Morgan (Southridge 2014), Austin Baird (Marist 2013), ?Trevor Dye (Oregon City 2012), Ray Burney (Jefferson 2012), ?and Austin Johnson (Kalama 2012).
Offensive Line Award: ?Brayden Kearsley; Aloha High School 2013
Brayden Kearsley was very very good once again. ?The 6'5" and 280 pound Warrior is already committed to BYU and he has 2 more years to play. ?He leads a stout class of linemen for the 2013 class and he really showed he had what it takes. ?A two way all State player as a Sophomore Brayden is a pure stud. ?He will only get better and projects to the top rankings. ?He had a great camp and won the award out right at the Camp!
Other top linemen were in attendance and make our ALL CAMP list starting with 6'4.5", 280 pound Junior Evan Voeller who like Kearsley has D-1 offers but has yet to commit. ?The top pair are joined by Dylan Bratlie (Skyview 2012), Andreww Kirkland (Jesuit 2013), ?and Keli'i Balada (Westview 2012).
The O'line group had a few guys who swapped back and forth too the Defensive line who will be mentioned in that group for Al Camp Honors.
Defensive Linemen MVP: ?Peter Tafea; Beaverton HS.; 2012
This guy was perhaps the surprise of the camp and for sure was not a known entity coming into the camp at Aloha. ?But by the time he left the 6'3", 225 pound Defensive End had shown what he has to offer. ?Of Tongan heritage Peter brought a ferocious set of moves and quick get offs to the line battles and was virtually unstoppable all day. ?There is no doubt in our mind he could have dominated at many of the camps earlier this year and by being named the MVP at the 5 Star Camp he moves his name far up the list of potential recruits.?
Peter was joined on the defensive line by 6'4.5" and 253 pound Junior Bryon Bodon of Crescent Valley who showed he will be a top recruit next year. ?Bodon is a powerful force along the line and could potentially play either side of the line.
Also other All Camp winners included Stephen Hordes of Sunset, a 6'1" 265 pound Senior to be. ?He is joined by powerhouse DT/NG ?Junior MIchael Kluge who comes in at 5'10" and 286 pounds and has legitimate 21" arms that we confirmed. ?Hordes and Kluge will lead the Metro League inside the trenches on the interior D'Line.
Linebacker MVP Award; Evan Colorito ; Beaverton 2013
Evan Colorito is a big rangy hitter who in the end just looked superior. ?He is 6'4.5" and 205 pounds but comes packaged in a wide frame that looks like it will fill out nicely. ?He is quick and had great lateral and vertical motion and is a decent leaper. ?But it is Evan's nose for the football and ability to show up wherever it is that makes him potentially great. ?He will be a major recruit in the 2013 class and did a great job at the 5 Star Camp in pass coverage and in making things tough across the middle. ?Evan is on track to be an All Metro player and with Tafea and some other Beavers is the backbone of what looks to be an athletic defensive minded bunch!
Joining Evan as a Top Linebacker loosing out by only one vote is Jordan Downing of Chiawana HIgh School in Pasco. ?Downing is a 2 way star and was an All State Candidate last season as a RB and LB. ?he is 6'1" and 195 pounds and looked great all day. ?He is another athlete that could be put in the RB group too.
Another All Camp Award went to Ryan Papenfus of Aloha for his efforts at the camp.
Defensive Back MVP; MARCUS SMITH-PHARR; David Douglas HS; 2012
Here is the find of the Camp... Coach Nevels says that "One 5 Star Performance can Change your Life," and in this young mans case that is going to be true. ?This group of defenders was special. ?A loaded group came to camp looking to win the day and they did. ?There are so many great kids on this list of Corner Backs and safeties that any college recruiter reading this can find someone to help their team right here.
Marcus Smith-Pharr had a great showing. ?He batted down balls, broke up plays, and jammed top receivers all night. ?The 6'1/2" 170 pounder is a gifted athlete and had great combine testing numbers. ?He has great vertical lift and the ability to get into the passing route and create havoc. ?The Coaching staff loved him and selected him the 5 Star MVP for DB's. ?He will play college ball and is looking to have a break out Senior year.
Now the decision was not easy. ?At Corner back also tearing it up was Ershad Mahmood (Beaverton 2012), Randy Salsedo (Beaverton 2012), Reggie Coulter (Sunset 2012), Bruce Jones Junior (Sunset 2013), and of course Ryan Russon (Aloha 2012) who we spoke of earlier.
Also in this group were Safeties led by Miquiyah Zamora (Chiawanah 2012) who at 6'1" and 196 looked to be ready to play at the next level now. ?The same goes for 6'2" and 180 pound Darnell Adams of Newberg who is a hot recruit as an athlete right now. Josh Cole (Roseburg 2012) and Jeffrey Horton (Aloha 2012) also fit the bill in the top group of defenders.
Special Award: ?Kicker Harrison Greenburg; Lake Oswego; 2012
Realize that we did not offer anything for kickers at the 5 Star Camp although it was discussed. ?But none the less one brave soul came and worked it out with the guys and actually found himself in great company. ?Harrison Greenburg proved he had some "stuff" and turned in a 4.59 40, a 4.34 shuttle, a 28 inch vertical, and a 29 foot power ball. ?The kid has game. ??
Beyond that we have nothing but great things to say for the kicker form Lake Oswego who does it all as well as anyone we have seen. ?He is a collegiate level talent and is one of the top 2 Kickers in the State. ?That is not easy to say but we believe it is true. ?He will be one of the reasons that the Lakers succeed this year.
?Thanks to Harrison for showing up and we will make sure to follow his story at Lake Oswego as a student athlete this year.
Camp 2 Way MVP: ?Jordan Visarraga; Willamette HS 2012
Jordan is a special athlete. ?He played RB, CB, and WR and does them all equally well. ?His combine numbers were amongst the best of the best and he is on the verge of some very big things. ?Here is a kid with a Westpoint offer who has gone through the tragedy of loosing his entire family in a car wreck at age 13. ?We can not say enough about Jordan as an athlete but more over as a person. ?
Jordan has expectional quickness, a great burst, vision, tenancity, and overall football smarts. ?The Washington Huskies are his favorite team and they are taking a look at hiom closely but he is banking his odds and looking at smaller academic schools too. ?Truly he can play at any of the levels. ?We will not be a bit surprised to see him go all the way.
He is our 2 Way Camp MVP and the 5 Star Camp salutes Jordan in overcoming his personal tragedies and turning himself into the caliber of person and athlete that he is. ?Some lucky school has a legit athlete on their hands when they get him to pledge. ?Wow!
This was a special camp where kids were charged a very reasonable fee and had a great camp experience. ?They were coached closely by many volunteer coaches and staff and were watched over for safety by approved and certified trainers and medical professionals. ?The camp ended with a sobering but uplifiting speech on concussion and the risks football poses brought forth by BrainChampions.org and Max Conradt who Oregon's Max's Law is named after.
"We learned a lot in Oregon. ?I know my coaching pals here in Texas, Louisiana, California, and beyond will all want a full report. ?And Oregon is a hot spot for recruiting. ?The talent is great and we can not wait to look over film and share the word on all the kids that came. ?One thing I do know... we are coming back here every year if we can," said a satisfied and excited Nevels.
It was a great camp and the kids who came put out a great effort for sure.