Small town, two-way end has UW bottom 5 picks
Kade Eldridge is a small-town kid with some pretty big college football options.
On Wednesday, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound Lynden Christian High School winger revealed on social media that he had narrowed his dozen scholarship options to five: Michigan, Oregon, USC, Washington and Washington State. .
Eldridge hails from the US-Canada border town of Lynden, Washington, which has a population of 14,000, many of whom are farmers whose sons are basketball players.
However, 3-star Eldridge from the Class of 2023 is that rare football player for this rural community that has two lower-tier 1A high schools.
He received his Husky offer on March 25 – the same day he was in Michigan to tour his football facilities.
So athletic for his height, Eldridge is coming off a junior season in which he was drafted as running back for Lynden Christian because his team lost their starter to injury.
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He handled that mission well, responding by rushing for 794 combined yards and receiving and scoring 11 touchdowns. As an edge rusher, he provided 62 tackles, including 15 for lost yardage and 4.5 sacks.
Narrowing down his college choices to five, Eldridge eliminated Boise State, California, Colorado State, Columbia, Nevada, Oregon State, and Utah.
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