While coach Clarence McKinney has brought back some of the magic to legendary Houston high school Jack P. Yates, he has had the most important ingredient to make the Lions a dominant team. That ingredient is talent.
Athlete Stacy Williams, who has verbally committed to Baylor, has moved to running back from quarterback. Humble High School transfer Kijuan Dabney has taken over the quarterback position to free up Williams, who rushed for over 250 yards last weekend. Dabney is also a 2007 prospect, who was being recruited as a receiver while at Humble.
Defensive tackle Patrick Dorsey, who has committed to Kansas, leads a stingy defense that is also developing one of the most coveted 2008 defensive end prospects.
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Damian Square (6-3, 220-pounds) is a prototypical defensive end, combining speed, size and big-play ability. Square also has a pedigree, which dates back to his brother who played at the University of Miami.
The effervesent athlete has also garnered early junior offers from Nebraska, Utah, Kansas State and Baylor.
"I've always thought I would play Division I football, but this is coming pretty fast," Square said. "It's exciting to be ranked so high on some prospect lists. Right now, I really like Miami and LSU, but I've got a while to make any sort of decision."
Square is ranked highly on several prospects list and projects to be in the top 20 in the state as an overall prospect.
"I've played both ways a little bit," Square said. "I think we do better when we do that. I was an all-district selection as a sophomore and I think I'll be the defensive MVP this year."