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Dallas Kimball has top defender duo

It's a pair of safeties that will lead the next talented class from Dallas (Texas) Kimball High School from the 2007 group. Coach Darrell Jordan believes that with all the college interest coming, these two safeties could be just as good as others that have walked the halls in years past.
Free safety Keitavious Jones is a 6-foot-1, 180-pounder who Jordan says is athletically on top of his game. Playing both sides of the ball at wide receiver and safety, it looks like he's drawing some early interest due to his versatility.
"He can play both sides of the ball and he's a 4.5-second kid out there," Jordan said. "He also returns kicks and punts. I would put Keitavious up there with a lot of guys in the state of Texas. He can make things happen in a matter of seconds."
Jordan says that schools like UTEP, Tulsa, Houston, Louisiana Tech, and SMU are heavily pursuing Jones. However, his counterpart, strong safety Ryan Tennison may be the best of the bunch.
Tennison, a 6-foot, 195-pound defensive back projects to be one of the best in the state of Texas and beyond.
"He's a straight defensive back," Jordan said. "He's definitely a ball player. Ryan is the second leading tackler on our team and he just makes plays. I'd say he's a top 25 kid in the state right now."
Coach jokes with players like Tennison, who's receiving steady interest from Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, and others, that he receives less mail than them.
"I feel like all the mail that comes to the school is to them, rather than me some days," Jordan said. "I've had some colleges come by and they're going to check them out in the spring to see what they can do."
Though it's tough to compare a class that included Demarcus Granger in 2005, he says that it's still a solid group.
"Ryan was all-district the last two years," he said. "They're both players and they make things happen for us. I'd rank the classes right in order from Granger to this year. It's still a great group of players."
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