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Northwestern gets Texas steal

Houston's Aldine High School has always been a hot-bed for Division I talent over the past 25 years. The Class of 2008, however, might be its best in school history.
Offensive lineman Daniel Campbell committed this summer to the University of Southern California. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Campbell is the eighth-ranked guard by Rivals.com.
Quarterback Derron Thomas switched during the holidays from LSU to Oregon and is already on the Ducks' campus. The 6-foot-4 Thomas is Rivals.com's fifth-ranked, dual-threat quarterback.
Linebacker Anthony Lewis committed to the University of Houston after visiting the local campus this weekend, but he's not the only Mustang on the defensive side of the ball to have committed over the weekend.
Northwestern received a commitment from defensive back Demetrius Dugar, one of the area's top sleepers.
"I really think Northwestern got the steal of the century," Aldine coach Bob Jones said.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Dugar committed to Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald after learning of his official offer.
"Dugar hits like Jack Tatum in Steve Urkel's body," Jones said.
"He will knock you out, but when you look at him walking the halls you think that can't be him. He is going to get on a meal plan and in a college weight room, and he's going to be a beast."
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