It's never to early to start thinking about 2008 prospects when you're looking at a talented Metroplex high school programs like Dallas (Texas) Skyline that has featured top prospects in the past such as Michael Morgan, Roderick Rollins, Steven Coleman, and this year's top target Christian Scott.
The rising group of juniors coming up through the ranks may give some of those other classes a run for their money. Led by linebacker Spencer Reeves and defensive back Keanon Cooper, defense is definitely a strong suit. Many people also may not know the name of defensive end Alfred Dupree, but he was the first to receive a big verbal offer already.
"Dupree was verbally offered the day after Signing Day by Oklahoma," Skyline coach Derick Roberson said. "He didn't even play varsity last year. A lot of coaches just saw him in the spring and saw what he was doing on the field after the last class signed and were finishing up."
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Dupree, already at 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, is a consistent 4.7-second 40-yard dash runner. When it comes to speed, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Reeves and 6-foot, 180-pound Cooper bring sub 4.5-second moves to the table as well.
Both prospects are also receiving heavy interest according to Roberson early like many of his players have.
As for the 2007 class, four-star rated Scott is heading to Texas this coming Sunday and Roberson says that he's not sure of what will happen after he returns home.
"It just depends on how he feels," Roberson said. "He still wants to take some visits, but then again, I don't know what he's going to do. I don't know if he's going to commit or not."
Defensive back Martin Gilbert has yet to pick his first scholarship offer, but attended the SMU camp and posted a 4.35-second 40-yard dash. Both the Mustangs and UTEP are showing interest.