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Jacksonville Forrest has two prospects

One year after sending four-star linebacker prospect Brandon Hicks to the University of Florida, Jacksonville's Forrest High School boasts two Division I-A prospects, one wide receiver and one offensive lineman, for the Class of 2008.
According to Forrest head coach Dennis Clemons, wide receiver Cameron McKinnon already holds one Southeastern Conference scholarship offer.
"He's been offered a scholarship by Auburn University," Clemons said. "He's very fast. He runs a legitimate 4.4 second 40-yard dash."
In recent years, Auburn has been no stranger to pulling speedy wide receivers out of Jacksonville. The Tigers signed burner Alex Rose out of First Coast in the Class of 2006.
Clemons added that Indiana, Central Florida, Georgia Tech and Florida all have been showing interest in McKinnon.
McKinnon didn't get the benefit of a full season in 2006.
"He sat out half the season with a foot injury, but when he was in there, he was very productive," Clemons said.
McKinnon caught 12 passes for 411 yards and five touchdowns, including a 98-yarder, last season.
Another Forrest prospect with lots of attention is offensive guard Byran Jones, who has an early offer from Florida International, but looks from Miami (Fla.), Georgia, North Carolina State, Indiana, Auburn and Florida State.
Clemons called Jones his most heavily recruited prospect.
"Pretty much all of the SEC and ACC are after him," he said. "He's a great drive blocker and good pass blocker. He's supposed to work out for Florida this summer and Miami could be close to offering him."
Jones has a 400-pound bench press max and runs the 40-yard dash in 5.3 seconds according to Clemons.
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