The Happy Recruiting Ground: The Dallas Metroplex

The Happy Recruiting Ground: The Dallas Metroplex

Thanks to an exhaustive research effort by Troy Sparks, from time to time we're going to give subscribers an overview of prospects at schools in area's where Tulane has been active in football recruiting. In particular we're going to look at prospects from high schools where the Green Wave has signed players in the past few years

Thanks to an amazing research effort by Troy Sparks, from time to time we're going to give subscribers an overview of prospects at schools in area's where Tulane has been active in football recruiting. In particular we're going to look at prospects from high schools where the Green Wave has signed players in the past few years.

We'll start tonight with the Dallas, Texas Metro area. We'll go position by position, and all prospects will be seniors during the 2005-2006 academic year

Running Back
Jentry Roberts 5-10 210 Arlington-Sam Houston
As sophomore in 2003, Roberts was named All-District 6-5A at wide receiver. Last season, as a junior, he had 127 carries for 622 yards (4.9 yards per carry. He also added 10 receptions for 77 yards, averaging 7.7 yards per reception.

Offensive Linemen
John Hamilton 6-4 305 South Garland
As a junior, Hamilton was named All-District 11-5A.

Zak Lally 6-4 310 Flower Mound
As a junior, Lally was named 2nd Team All-District 8-5A.

Linebackers
Justin Gent 6-2 205 Irving-MacArthur
Gent plays inside linebacker at MacArthur. A sophomore in 2003, Gent was named All-District 8-5A. Followed up as a junior by being named All-District 6-5A.

Keith Hoffman 6-1 190 Arlington-Sam Houston
As a sophomore, Hoffman was named All-District 6-5A. As a junior, had 17 tackles and 3 sacks in one game.

Clayton Powell 5-11 215 Alvarado
As a junior, Powell was named All-District 15-5A.

Defensive Back
Del Howard 5-11 170 South Garland
Howard plays linebacker for South Garland, but projects as a strong safety in college. As a junior, he was named All-District 11-5A.

The attractiveness of Dallas and Houston as focal points of recruiting activity by the football staff should be self-evident. Both cities are about the same size as Louisiana with much larger suburban areas and, generally speaking, the academics are better.

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