Things continue to heat up at Dallas Skyline High School as the list of offered 2008 prospects has gone from three to five over the last few weeks.
Skyline coach Derick Roberson says that the trio of Keanon Cooper, Alfred Dupree, and Spencer Reeves continue to watch their offer count soar. Roberson mentioned that Cooper and Dupree are at the 20 offer mark while Reeves has at least 17 offers to date.
Skyline defensive coordinator Jason Todd says that all three bring a lot to the defense.
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"Dupree has great athletic ability and has a nose for the ball," Todd said. "He's raw and young, but he has tremendous upside. He hasn't even touched his true talent yet.
"Reeves is the heart and soul of the defense. He gets everybody going. He's a three-year starter for us and he's just gotten better every year. He's physically an intimidating presence for us."
Safety Cooper has also impressed the coaches at Skyline and numerous schools at the next level as well.
"He can do it all," Todd said. "We can line him up at linebacker, defensive end, safety or cornerback. He's the one that's going to make the big play. He's also the fastest player on our team."
Two other prospects have emerged. Athlete Troy Stoudermire will most likely be lining up at the quarterback spot and has picked up a scholarship offer from Kansas State. North Texas and SMU could be next.
It's another defensive player though that has the coaches at Skyline excited as well – safety prospect DaJon McKnight.
"Well he's about 6-foot-3, 180 pounds as a cornerback with long arms and tremendous upside," Todd said. "The first time I saw him at that height get down in his stance it was impressive. He could be the best cornerback I've coached and I've coached five D-I guys.
"I think he might project as a safety at the college level, but he adds that extra factor that's going to put us over the top this year."
McKnight is on the board with his first scholarship offer from Minnesota. Schools such as Louisiana Tech are also showing interest.