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The Happy Recruiting Ground: The Dallas Metroplex
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
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.
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.
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.
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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