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Klein safeties want attention

Motivated by former teammates and each other, Klein (Texas) safeties Brett Dewhurst and Shane Jones have the Division I aspirations.
"I don't see Ashton (Yobouty) that much, but we do talk with (Robert) Killebrew," Jones said. "They give us inspiration. We've seen what they've done in college and think we can do it too."
While Ohio State's Yobouty and Texas Longhorns linebacker Robert Killebrew were national recruits, Dewhurst and Jones are regional prospects who have attended camps in an attempt to drive their exposure.
Dewhurst hopped on the recruiting radar after attending Texas Tech's camp.
"I had a good camp and I think they are interested," he said. "I missed the UTEP camp in Houston but plan on going to (the University of)Houston's camp this month. I've been working on getting my 40-yard dash time down and am a proven hitter. I play a lot on the line of scrimmage in our defensive scheme. I've got a very good feel for the game."
Dewhurst is a three-year starter, all-district selection and an academic qualifier entering his senior season. And has a good buddy who plays next to him on defense.
"Shane and I hang out a lot," he said. "We are good friends and we push each other. It translates on the field."
Jones, (6-foot-0, 180-pounds) will camp at Alabama, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Texas A&M and Baylor before the end of the summer.
"My brother swims at Alabama, so I camped there," he said. "I liked it, but I'm not really being too picky. Whatever comes, comes. I played a little hurt last season, so I'm focused on staying healthy and having a big senior season."
Could this duo be the lucky longshots like The Woodlands' Daniel Charbonnet (Duke) of 2004 or former teammate Jared Hawkins (Vanderbilt) of 2005? Stay tuned to find out.
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