Killeen continues offensive line tradition

Killeen, Texas was home to Oklahoma State offensive guard signee Jonathan Rush and the top offensive linemen continue in the classes ahead.
Coach Sam Jones says that the next in line is offensive tackle David Grant, a 6-foot-6, 300 pound junior. Grant, who moved from New York a few years ago, isn't polished to perfection. It's his raw ability that has college coaches paying attention and scholarship offers nearing.
"He's got as good of feet of any offensive lineman to come through here," Jones said of Grant. "David came from New York and he was out of shape and not used to the Texas heat. Last year, he was back in our summer program, and by the time we got finished, he was a starter for the 2006 team.
"He's working hard, improving his bench and squat. But, he's getting better by the day."
Grant's abilities have not gone unnoticed. Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and Arizona are all eyeing the big Texas prospect.
"Oklahoma State is getting close on him with an offer," Jones said. "We're just trying to get his academic situation straight from everything transferring from his school in New York. Oklahoma has come in about him and Arizona has too. I think he may go to Texas and Oklahoma State for camps this summer."
Another prospect to watch at Killeen is safety prospect Alijawon White who lines up at quarterback for his high school.
"He's more of a defensive player and I don't see him at quarterback in college," Jones said. "But he does a great job for us and is very athletic. We're going to give him some looks on defense."
It's a 2009 prospect who completes the big offensive line for Killeen. That is the 6-foot-5, 285-pound Rhontae Scales.
"He's a lot like Jonathan was," Jones said. "So many coaches like him already but you know they can't talk to him yet. You put him and Grant together, and they look good. But, he's just going to be a junior next year."