Athlete Testimonials

  • “Outside The Games is much more than just an interview or a tweet. They care about forming relationships beyond football which is nice because it makes me feel like I have someone in my corner who believes in me as a person as well as a football player.”

    - Michael Franklin QB Eastside Catholic, Wa
  • “I feel honored to be able to share my story with Outside The Games because I know it was nothing but love the whole time. I felt like I was actually being heard and my experience mattered. I have done many interviews but OTG was one of my most favorite!”

    - Ciera Ellington G State champion Benson Polytechnic High School, Or
  • “Kevin and his Outside The Games crew are awesome! I appreciate their emphasis on Family, Faith, and Football, and that they’re truly invested in getting a positive exposure for high school football players in the great Northwest!”

    - Coach Chris Miller West Linn Lions Football, Or
  • “Outside The Games is really truly different! They helped me get exposure when I didn’t have a lot of offers and its really cool to me that they do interviews with not only football players but basketball players and even female athletes as well. They really do care about us and want us to be successful at the next level I will never forget what they have done for me!”

    - Trey Paster DB/ATH Buhach Colony HS, Ca
  • “Outside The Games has morally sound intentions and never fails to listen to your story and elaborate to others where you have come from. They go more in depth in your family life and impact you have in your community, whereas other reporters focus mainly on the sports. I had a chance to connect with Outside The Games early in my last football season and then did an interview as his first offensive lineman, it was really special considering I thought it was only mainly cover football. However we spent a majority of the time talking about coaches, and influences that got me to the point I am at today. Thank you to Outside The Games for providing a platform where we are more than just numbers and statistics.”

    - Jadon Morgan OL Barlow HS, Or
  • “It meant a lot to know I had people rooting for me, and knowing that they want the best for me as well, it was the first time I had ever really been interviewed. So it’s nice to feel like people want to listen to your story, where you grew up, and where you want to be in life when you’re older, like Outside The Games.”

    - Kameron Harvey WR Lake Oswego HS, Or
  • “Outside The Games brought me an opportunity to share my story. It gave me the platform to reach out to others who live similar lives like me. Outside of that, it’s also a support system. It’s not a one time thing with them. They will support afterwards, through thick and thin. They definitely mean what they say when they say Outside The Games.”

    - Jeffrey Ward - ATH/WR Jefferson HS, Or
  • “I appreciated how Outside The Games made it a very comfortable environment as well as professional and asked some very realistic questions that sometimes wouldn’t be considered in a student athletes life. It was also good that at the end there was a section strictly to get to know the student athlete which added a sense of humor to the interview.”

    - Aniah Cutler Long Beach Poly Soccer, Ca
  • “Being interviewed on Outside The Games was an exciting and great experience. Especially as a student athlete. It was my first interview and a great opportunity for other people to get to know me as a student athlete. I got a taste of what athletes will go through on the speaking portion of it all, not just out on the field or on the court. Outside The Games is a great support and about community with the student athlete as well.”

    - Kat Delgado PG/Shortstop Parkrose HS Basketball/ Softball, Or
  • “Outside The Games is a great organization that really focuses on the student first, then the athlete. It was a great experience going through the interview process with them.”

    - Imani Royster G Parkrose HS Basketball, Or
  • “It was a privilege to be on Outside The Games. Their organization is different, and the focus was different. It was cool talking about family life, being a student and about football. I was able to talk about the people who have been there for me the most like my family and mentors. I appreciate Outside The Games for reaching out to me and taking the time to get to know me as a person and athlete.”

    - Kasen Kichen DB/ATH Lake Stevens HS, Wa
  • “I have been playing sports for as long as I can remember, but didn’t start playing volleyball until my freshman year in high school. As with most athletes who become good, they begin to be seen as numbers on a spreadsheet or ways to make money for various programs. With Outside The Games, we athletes are given a voice to speak on our life from every aspect. Being interviewed by Outside The Games, we are given the opportunity to speak about our school life, outside life, and balancing everything as a student athlete. We are given a voice outside of the everyday questions and topics most athletes receive. That is why I appreciated my with Outside The Games.”

    - Allanah Cutler Volleyball/Soccer Long Beach Poly, Ca
  • “Really appreciate the opportunity that was given to me by Outside The Games Kevin Menten and the Staff. Was thrilled to be on the show and I was able to practice skills and proper language that I can apply to real life. I loved the formal and informal vibe of the interview, which allowed for humor and jokes as well. All and all it was a great experience! Thanks to Outside The Games.”

    - Clark Phillips III DB LaHabra HS, Ca
  • “Working with Outside The Games was a pleasure, that staff is full of great and hardworking people. They help prepare you for the next level and their always fun to work with.”

    - Jaylen Fite WR/DB Evergreen HS, Wa