2nd Annual Barton/NSCS Marketing Workout
Kavario Middleton (Scout.com)
Kavario Middleton (Scout.com)
Northwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 4, 2007

Next Step College Sports and the Barton Football Academy are teaming up for their 2nd Annual Marketing Workout. In our first ever Marketing Workout last year, nearly 100 college coaches were there representing 34 different colleges and universities. This year weíre projecting between 100 - 200 coaches from 50 -100 schools.

New NCAA rules passed last summer prevents college coaches from attending any camps held at Division 1 and Division 1AA schools during viewing period. Our workout will be held at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. The Marketing Workout event is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2007. This date is important because it falls into the legal dates college coaches can come to watch high school athletes workout.

NCAA rules allow college coaches to watch an athlete workout only one time between April 15 and May 31. Coaches canít have contact in person with any of these athletes or their parents. Coaches are not allowed to view players on Sundays. In addition, coaches cannot attend a workout/combine that tests the athletes. Our event does not do any testing.

The Marketing Workout is very similar to the format of the Barton Football Academy camps. We want each athlete receiving lots of reps, and to let college coaches see how the player moves and plays on the field in a football environment. Greg and Taylor Barton will head the Marketing Workout with assistance from coaches in the Barton Football Academy.

The Marketing Workout is for seniors (to be) and we also have a limit on the number of players allowed in each of our three sessions.

We will have junior and sophomores (to be) alternates who can sign up on a waiting list. If our maximum numbers are not met by the seniors, then we will put the juniors & sophomores in the workout. Juniors & sophomores can have an excellent learning experience to help them when they are entering their senior year of high school. In addition, they will be seen by the college coaches.

The cost for this event is $100 per registrant.

This includes a workout t-shirt with the player’s registration number on the front and back (for college coaches to easily identify each player). Each college coach will be given a packet containing the participants’ name, registration number, position, grade, school, grade point average, height, weight, home and cell phone numbers, home mailing address, home email, coach’s name and his contact numbers. Participants will supply that information to us when they register for the event.

Here is a list of colleges that have already confirmed for the event:
Oregon State
Washington State
Arizona State
Notre Dame
Texas Tech
Boise State
Idaho State
Portland State
Weber State
Northern Arizona
Sacramento State
University of San Diego
Humboldt (Calif.) State
Occidental (Calif.)
Claremont-McKenna (Calif.)
Redlands (Calif.)
Menlo (Calif.) College
Greenville (Mo.) College
Assumption (Mass.)
Carroll College (Mont.)
Southern Oregon University
Western Oregon University
Eastern Oregon University
Linfield (Ore.)
Willamette (Ore.) University
Lewis and Clark (Ore.)
Central Washington University
Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) University

We will have three sessions; two for quarterbacks and skill position players and one for lineman and punters/kickers. Session 1 is for Oregon quarterbacks and skill position players.

Some of the top players expected to participate in that session include:
Nick Green – Central Catholic
Andre Broadous – Grant
Kyle Warner – Centennial
Ryan Smith – Putnam
Buddy Saxon – Grants Pass (ATH)
Tommy Stewart – Sheldon
Jay Matthews – Lake Oswego
Jordan Polk – Lincoln
Raphiel Lambert – Jesuit
Paul McCoy – Grant
Bryan Butcher – Grant
Demetrius Guice – Central Catholic
Tony Wilson – Sprague
Justin Monahan – West Linn
Zane Norris – Jesuit
Victor Nunn – Clackamas
(2009) Mitch Singler – South Eugene
(2009) Mitch Mathews – Southridge
(2009) Gianni Carter – Marist

Session 2 will be lineman and punters/kickers from everywhere in the country and from Canada. Players for this session will include:
Ethan Johnson – Portland (Ore.) Lincoln
Alameda Ta'amu – Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach
Trevor Guyton – Redmond (Wash.)
David DeCastro – Bellevue (Wash.)
Matt Lipski – Ashland (Ore.)
Jon Opperud – Milwaukie (Ore.)
Melvin Jenkins – Portland (Ore.) Grant
Nick Cody – Vancouver (Wash.) Hockinson
Austin James – Vancouver (Wash.) Columbia River
Le'Roi Edwards – Kent (Wash.) Kentridge
(2009) Charles Siddoway – Eugene (Ore.) Marist

The third and final session is for Washington (and any state other than Oregon and the country of Canada) quarterbacks and skill position players. Players for this session will include:
Oliver Henry - Bethel
Calvin Schmidtke - Lakes
Luther Leonard - Evergreen
Kavario Middleton – Lakes
Jermaine Kearse – Lakes
Everette Thompson – Kennedy
Brandon Turner – Kentridge
Cory Mackay – Eastlake
Justin Glenn – Kamiak
Jonathan Amosa – Rainier Beach
Brandon Green – Rainier Beach
(2009) D'Mario Carter – Kennedy
(2009) Nolan Washington – Kennedy
(2009) Tre Watson – Kennedy
(2010) Jake Heaps - Skyline

Registration closes Sunday and space is EXTREMELY LIMITED. To find out more on the event, including all registration forms, go to Next Step College Sports for all inquiries.

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