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Prospects still emerging at Skyline

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There is no shortage of talent at Dallas Skyline and that's been the case for the last several years.
Names such as Michael Morgan and Christian Scott are just a few that come to mind when talking about some of the prospects that have left the halls of Skyline to programs such as Southern Cal and Texas. The 2008 class is no different and more names are popping up on the radar.
Many people are well aware of three defensive prospects – Keanon Cooper, Alfred Dupree, and Spencer Reeves. Coach Reginald Samples says that it's hard to compare those three to entire defenses he's had, but as linebackers, it would be hard to find better.
"I'm a team guy," Samples said. "I really would have to talk about them as a linebacker crew. Defensively, you've got to have the whole package. You've got to have the DB's, the front four, so I don't know exactly how good we'll be on defense, but I know this – as a linebacker group, they're three of the best I've been around."
Coach Derick Roberson says that the offers keep rolling in for all three.
"West Virginia just offered Spencer and they said they're going to offer Cooper when they decide whether to offer him as a linebacker or a safety," Roberson said. "Colorado's offers just came in the mail for Cooper and Spencer. Colorado State has offered Spencer and Dupree now. Those are the most recent."
It doesn't just stop there. Two new prospects have made their way onto the scene. Troy Stoudermire made the move from Seagoville and coach Samples says that he's excited about his potential.
"He's got great statistics coming from his other school, but what's even more impressive is the demeanor of the kid," Samples said. "He has some qualities that reminds me of other great players I've had throughout the years. He has that look in his eye that says he's going to take care of business."
Oklahoma State and SMU are just two schools that are going to come down to see Stoudermire in the next few weeks. Then there is the addition of a 6-foot-3 defensive back in DaJon McKnight.
McKnight makes his way over from the basketball court, but Samples and Roberson both feel he has great ability.
"As far as raw talent, he's one of the best I've ever seen," Samples said. "You're talking about a kid who's 6-3 and runs like a deer. I watched him deny a point guard on the basketball court that was a foot shorter than him. The raw potential that he has is unlimited."
Roberson says that the recruiting process is just starting for McKnight. But, he says that he'll probably end up adding things as spring goes a long.
"When they just see him out there suited up, he's going to get offered just by the way he looks," Roberson said. "A lot of people are interested in him."
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