Posted On: 03/17/21 4:40 PM
Week 2 in Oregon saw some big time talent on both sides of the ball, but the players in the secondary definitely stood out to me this week. All of which were highly productive and showcased legit ball hawk ability. Although not all of them have film uploaded yet, their stat definitely worthy to take notice of. Here’s a look at 5 the top 5 ball hawks of the week:
Spencer Kuffel Spencer Kuffel 6'1" | DB Tigard | 2021 State OR , 6’1″ 195lbs, Tigard HS (C/O 2021)
Kuffel had a big night as he snagged 3 INT’s and took one to the house for a TD. He excelled in the 2-high safety look, and showcased his ball hawk ability all night. He shows good instincts with a quick transition out of his backpedal for a quick break on the ball. He displayed excellent recovery speed on a vert where he was able to track down and snag an INT one handed. Good ball skills all around with big potential, and also added 8 tackles on the night.
Malik Ross Malik Ross 6'0" | ATH Tualatin | 2022 State OR , 6’0″ 190lbs, Tualatin HS (C/O 2022)
Ross was a flat out playmaker on both sides of the ball. On defense, he was able to snag 2 INT’s to help Tualatin beat North Medford 41-28. He is a very athletic kid all across the board, and a quickly up and coming prospect. He reads the QB’s eyes well and shows excellent route and concept recognition. He had a clutch INT in the endzone which saved a TD. Loose hips with a solid change of direction, and should continue to turn some heads.
Riley Weddle, 5’11″ 160lbs, West Albany HS (C/O 2021)
Weddle had a huge night, also with a trio of interceptions as he picked off 3 Corvallis passes. A solid defensive performance overall, Weddle highly contributed to the 34-14 West Albany victory over Corvallis. If he continues on the same trajectory, he will definitely be a dangerous kid to throw against going forward. No game film as of yet.
Austin Marler, 6’0″ 150lbs, Sweet Home HS (C/O 2021)
Yet another senior who was able to have a massive performance, ad Marler also recorded 3 INT’s on the game. Sweet Home’s defense set the tone all night, as they beat Stayton High 28-10. Marler’s 3 INT game solidified himself as a player to take note of, and will look to carry that momentum into next week. No game film as of yet.
Shane Tacla, 5’9″ 160lbs, Wilsonville HS (C/O 2021)
Tacla stepped up big for Wilsoville as he had a 99 yard INT that he took to the house, as Wilsoville was able to handle Beaverton on a 30-14 victory. Tacla has room to put on size, but stepped up when he needed to this past week. No game film as of yet.