Northwest Elite Football Camp Preview

A year ago, David Ajamu wasn't getting much recruiting attention. The 6-foot-6, 240-pound senior-to-be from Shelton, Wash. had the size and all the ability in the world, but not the offers that come along with an athlete that size. Cole Morgan, head of the Northwest Elite Football Camp, took note that Ajamu was registered for his football camp. He put in a call.

"I saw on our list that we had a 6-6, 240-pound…just a big old man," Morgan said Saturday during a radio show promoting . I think at the camp…he worked his buns off throughout the year but wasn't getting the looks. He left the camp with three offers, I think."

The same could also be said of 2014 TE prospect Chase Blakley from Coeur d'Alene. He went to last year's camp as an unheralded sophomore, and due in part to a big camp showing recently verbally committed to the University of Washington. And that's the allure of June's Northwest Elite Football camp, a camp last year attended by roughly '700 kids' according to Morgan, including 22 of the 26 future all-state performers. To find out more information on the camp, you can check out www.nwelitesports.com. The camp will be held Friday, June 7th at Mercer Island High School with registration starting at 4 pm and the camp at 5. "There's no combine testing," added Morgan. "What we do is put guys through drills…ball drills, one-on-ones."

The camp is also offering free academic consultation. "Football is great, camps are great - but you've got to be a student," Morgan said. "You have to pass your classes."

One of the biggest draws is the ability for players of positions to be coached up by college coaches. "Coaches aren't allowed to evaluate at the camp," said Morgan. "The coaches are allowed to coach at the camp. We don't have a coaching staff. The colleges we invite to the camp - we pay them and they coach. We're 100 percent legal with the NCAA.

"The whole idea for this camp…my senior year at Ballard High School I went to nine camps the summer before my senior year. I think my parents spent something like 3800 dollars on camps to go see nine different schools. Kids can come to our camp and be seen by 30 different schools. The kids get to go from drill to drill with the University of Washington, Washington State, Boise State, Colorado - and actually get to work with the coaches that are trying to get them to come to their school."

Upward of 30 colleges are expected to be at the camp. "I think the coaches have a lot of fun with it," Morgan said. "If they didn't they wouldn't come back, and come back in such big numbers. This year we're going to have somewhere of around 155 coaches. And we're still adding schools."

With roughly 100 spots left with less than weeks remaining, register now!

Here's a very quick list of some of the top prospects already registered to attend the camp:

QB Tanner Sanders - Crescent Valley
QB Jake Luton - Marysville-Pilchuck
QB Brett Rypien - Shadle Park (2015)
QB Nolan Henry - Union (2015)
RB Isaiah Brandt-Sims - Wenatchee
RB Maleek Irons - WJ Mouat (BC)
RB Asan Neil-Evergin - Timberline
RB Austin Joyner - Marysville-Pilchuck (2015)
TE Chase Blakley - Coeur d'Alene (ID)
OL Trey Adams - Wenatchee (2015)
OL Harper Sherman - New Westminster (BC) (2015)
DL Mason Johnson - Kentlake
DL Drew Sample - Newport
DL Liam Talty - Sheldon (Eugene)
DL Jevin Pahinui - Mountlake Terrace
LB Drew Lewis - Eastlake
LB Mac McLachlan - Edmonds-Woodway
LB Jack Flor - O'Dea
LB Austin Striplin - Sumner

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