April 8, 2007

NOTES: Seattle Junior Day

BOTHELL, Wash. - More than 100 potential college prospects from the Pacific Northwest were in attendance at the inaugural Rivals.com Seattle Junior Day on Saturday afternoon at Bothell High School. The following is a look at some of the news and notes stemming from the event.

The state of Oregon's top overall prospect for the Class of 2008, defensive lineman Ethan Johnson of Portland Lincoln was the headlining prospect at the event. One of the contenders for the Pacific Northwest's top overall prospect, Johnson measured in at 6 feet 4, 266 pounds. He looks the part of a BCS-level Division I defensive line prospect, though it remains to be seen if he's an end or slides inside to play three technique defensive tackle in college.

Johnson also talked about recruiting and mentioned a slew of programs that recruiting nationally. He's wide open as things stand today, but Southern California, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State and Notre Dame are among the programs that have his attention at the moment.

Johnson had a solid showing at last year's Eugene NIKE Camp at the University of Oregon and has been on the radar of college recruiters ever since. He impressed at the camp, posting a 4.44-second pro shuttle, a 28.1-inch vertical leap and putting up 18 reps on the bench press testing. He followed that showing up with 83 tackles and 10 sacks during his junior season. …

…Kent (Wash.) Kentwood running back [d]Demetrius Bronson[/db] measured 5-10, 198 and could be close to receiving a scholarship offer from Washington. His brother played at Penn State. Washington rushed for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns during his junior season.

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