On Friday evening 670 Northwest high-school football players converged on Mercer Island High School to show off their talents in front of college coaches at the 2012 Northwest Elite Football Camp.
Cole Morgan, the former quarterback at Washington State who runs the camp, said the event, which featured both FBS and FCS coaches, was a success.
“The coolest thing is, not only is it 670 kids, it’s 670 Northwest football players those coaches have come out to see,” Morgan said. “That’s the powerful thing. It’s not like we’ve got all the kids from Texas or Florida. No, you’ve got the ASU and Colorado State coaches, those guys flew up to come see kids in the Northwest.”
Coaches from schools in the Pac-12, Big Sky and Mountain West, among others, coordinated their calendars to see the top talent in the Northwest.
“I don’t know if they (the athletes) understand how powerful that is, that those coaches made time out of their schedule,” Morgan said.
The camp was a success with more than a few athletes leaving the event with scholarship offers.
“I think it went great and all the feedback that I’ve heard so far has been nothing but positive,” said Morgan, who thanked Baden Sports and Adrenaline Fundraising.
Here is a list of the camp’s award winners:
Jake Gall (Cle Elum) and Danny Wilson (Bothell)
David Ajamu (Shelton)
Darrin Laufasa (Bothell)
Mike Tate (Federal Way) and Kamana Adriano (Interlake)
Nick Mitchell (Mount Si.) and Isaac Dotson (Newport)
Cody O’Connell (Wenatchee) and Chris Miedema (Everett)
Desmond Thompson (Kennedy Catholic) and Cody Moorhead (Hazen)
Kahlil Dawson (Graham-Kapowsin) and Mason Stone (Mountlake Terrace)
Chico McClatcher (Federal Way)