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Oliver West

Oliver West grew up playing football in Minneapolis. After helping Minneapolis Southwest reach its best record in decades, Oliver played defensive back at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. After graduating in May 2019, he combined an English degree and an intense passion for Minnesota prep football to begin contributing to Prep Redzone MN. He also is a Minnesota Vikings season ticket holder. twitter: OliverJamesWes1

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Nate Wahl

Nate Wahl grew up in Wisconsin, but calls Big Lake, Minnesota home. Wahl started his scouting career in football as a Scouting Analyst in 2016, scouting prospects in the defunct AAF (Alliance of American Football) for nearly two years. Upon moving back to the Midwest from Kentucky in 2019, he joined Prep Redzone as a football scout with Prep Redzone Minnesota. Wahl will now scout four states starting in February 2022, as he will continue as the Director of Scouting for Prep Redzone Dakotas, and will continue scouting Minnesota, and the most recent state to his scouting resume, the state of Kentucky in which Wahl called home for five years.

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Jake Lemming

Jake oversees all aspects of recruiting throughout the Prep Redzone website. Jake graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2017 with a degree in communications. He played football for the Falcons where he was a member of the 2015 MAC Championship squad. Prior to joining Prep Redzone, he worked as an analyst for Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report. Jake grew up in Lemont, Illinois and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

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Vic Castillo

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Vic attended Penn State Brandywine and The Scouting Academy. He spent multiple years working with Dan Shonka and Ourlads.com and is currently interning with TrackingFootball where he researches and gathers data on prospects across the nation. Twitter: @PRZPAvic

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Alan Popadines

Alan Popadines or “Pops” has been working in the prep football space since 2009 when he got his start at All-American Games, the owner and operator of the All-American Bowl (formerly Army All-American Bowl). In his time at All-American Games, he was the Assistant National Combine Director and also served as Public Relations representative for All-American Bowl. In 2010 he moved on to Youth1 Media where he became the National Football Scouting Director. During his time at Youth1 Media, he was identified as the expert when it came to youth football and was interviewed by several national media powerhouses such as Bleacher Report, The Washington Post, ESPN, and more. He also spread his wings from behind the keyboard to on-screen where he served as co-host of the FBU National Championship show for several years and also did sideline reporting for ESPN. Following a seven-year run there, he moved onto USA Football and the U.S. National Team where he became the Director of Player Personnel for Team USA. As Director of Player Personnel for USA Football, the sport’s National Governing Body, he was tasked with evaluating and selecting the athletes to wear red, white, and blue amongst seven different age groups to play at International Bowl in AT&T Stadium against different country’s such as Japan, Mexico, Panama, Canada, and others. He’s largely been credited with identifying now-household names such as Trevor Lawrence, DJ Uiagalelei, Cam Akers, and hundreds more—before they were in high school.

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