OR's #1 Ranked Junior OL; 6-8
David Reese of Clackamas
August 20, 2012 by Jordan Johnson
Moving ahead and looking at some of our top athletes for the class of 2014, we check out David Reese (6-8 250 Jr. OL) , the #1 ranked junior lineman in the State of Oregon by NEI. In the winter Reese showed up at our elite events in Portland, and made a big splash doing very well against elite senior competition.
Reese has the perfect frame for big time D1's looking for their next top lineman. His overall athleticism speaks to his potential , and his wing span only solidifies what type of possibilities lie ahead for him. Every school is looking for an athlete that has a high ceiling, and can just continue to get bigger and better. Everything about David Reese screams unlimited potential.
Some may be familiar with the last name as David's sister Jen Reese was the two time Oregon Gatorade Player of the Year in hoops, and is now at the University of Colorado. As recruiters come in and watch what David can do, all of the talented genes within the family are pertinent to his recruitment. The best thing about Reese is that he is a serious athlete and someone that cares about his future. When referencing the season David says, " something that sets me apart from most players is that I look forward to every practice and every down, i'm extremely passionate about football and always motivated to get better.
Reese started as a sophomore and is also a talented hooper which isn't much of a surprise considering the obvious. The Cavaliers went (2-9) last season, but their record was deceiving as they played most opponents tough in what should be a much improved 2012 season. Its been a tough couple of seasons for Head Coach Joe Bushman and his Cavs, but he has the program on the right track. The combination of some returning all league seniors and a very talented junior class make Clackamas a legit squad coming into the year.
David's impressive performance at our NEI/Barton elite event in February put him on the map, and we feel that this will be a big off season for the kid from Clack. Working with all of the D1's will allow us to help him get his name out on a national level. He will also be able to compete against top competition from all over the region at our events with everything being filmed.
Reese is a kid that is going to do work over the next few months. When all is said and done he could be a 6-8 1/2, 300 pound monster at the college level. He is an athletic and strong 250 as of right now and you better believe schools will be drooling when they see the potential growth of such a big, versatile kid. Expect to see Reese blow up in 2012, and become the next top lineman that schools are lining up to see. He's not there yet, but is upside is off the charts and more than anything he's just a good kid and someone you can build a team around.
We wish the talented youngster continued success and will look forward to covering a much improved Clackamas program. In closing David says, " its always about team and we are ready to get after it this year and get that winning tradition back to Clackamas".
( Reese with fellow teammates; Brody Haehlen (6-3 225) #43 is one of the fastest rising juniors to be in the NW)
( You can't teach 6-8 and you also can't say enough about the kids character)