DomeHawk wrote: JSeahawks wrote: DomeHawk wrote:
Portland has notoriously bad football. The last time a Portland league team won the high school state championship was 1988. They produce a lot of basketball players, very few football players.
This year Clackamas high school won the state title, they won’t put a single player into power 5 college football..
I'm seeing: (All of these are Portland metro area players headed to Power-5 conferences)
Cunningham is the only Portland league kid on that list.
They're Portland metropolitan area kids. That's what I wrote, Portland is a major metropolitan area. You won't find the best players coming from inside the city limits of Seattle either, it's 3A football, that doesn't mean they aren't Seattle area kids.
Alright, fair enough. I was misunderstanding you. I thought you were talking about inner city Portland proper. I'm from here so I dont really consider all of those suburbs as part of Portland.
Still, that misunderstanding aside, that list of players still proves my point. I dont think there's a player on that list that would ever be a regular starter at either UW or UO., and this is considered a banner year for Oregon high school talent.
Lenzy would get into the rotation and make some plays, but i dont think he'd ever be "the man".
Jaramillo, Winston and Cunningham are all commited to the Ducks. I think Jaramillo will be a rotation player eventually, i doubt he's ever a starter. Winston and Cunningham will be special teams players and mop up duties at best in their careers. If I had to bet i'd bet they end up transferring down to a lower division after getting buried on the deptch chart.
Bynum and Lowe are going to UW. I'd bet Bynum has a similar career to Jaramillo. He'll get some playing time but i doubt he ever starts. Lowe i doubt ever even sniffs the field. (I'm sure you'll argue with me and tell me how great they are... but in reality, this is a compliment to UW's football team. Lowe is rated as a 4 star and I dont think he's anywhere near good enough to play for UW).
I"ve never even heard of the last 4 names on the list. But I know they're not good enough to get scholarship offers from Oregon or Washington.
Hufanga, from Corvallis, is the Oregon player who's going to be a first round nfl draft pick someday. He's heading to USC.
And look, its all in the eye of the beholder. I'm sure there are some players that I really like a lot that you dont, and i'm sure there are players that you dont like that i do. There are Huskies I dont like, there are Ducks I dont like, there are Seahawks I dont like. There are also Huskies that I love (i'd take Yankoff over any player Oregon has commited). Its not an "Oh, he commited to UW, he sucks!" thing. Its just a, "in my personal opinion he's not very good" thing. (not very good obviously being relative. Obviously theyre all much better football players then I ever was cuz they're getting college scholarships to play). But you know as well as I do that not all scholarship players work out.
And that my friend might be the longest post i've ever made in my 15 years on this site.