Posted On: 04/9/21 12:20 AM


Each season player of the year honors incorporates multiple factors, including individual performance and the team’s success. Have a look at Oregon’s top Defensive athletes as I would have them ranked for this award heading into the last week of the season.


1. Colt Musgrave Colt Musgrave 6'2" | LB Bend | 2021 State OR LB Bend 21’- Watch Musgrave’s film. It’s some of the best I’ve ever seen from a LB within Oregon. He is on another level if we are referencing the speed at which he plays. Through 4 games he accumulated 63 total tackles (23 solo), 10 tackles for loss, and 4 forced fumbles. The Idaho Vandals got the steal of the year.

2. Cole Prusia Cole Prusia 6'3" | DB Tualatin | 2022 State OR DB Tualatin 22’- I could see the 6-3 Prusia starting at Safety for three years at Oregon State if that’s where he ends up. He could potentially have double digit D1 offers before he is done, as one of the most versatile kids on the west coast for 2022.

3. Andrew Simpson Andrew Simpson 6'1" | DB Mountainside | 2021 State OR CB Mountainside 21’- If we are talking the state’s overall MVP, with both offense and defense factored in, it’s between him and Prusia. The state leader in INT’s also went off on the offensive side

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