Monroe-Neville duo a pair to keep an eye on

It looks as if it will be a pretty strong crop of prospects in Northeast Louisiana for 2008 and two players to keep an eye on is the Neville High School tandem of Ted Holley and Jacques Simmons.

As a junior, Holley picked off three passes, broke up 20 and was in on 40 tackles.

He has good cover skills and according to Neville heas coach Mike McCarty he has what college coaches are looking for.

"One thing up front with Ted is his size because he is a 6-foot corner who can run (4.5), is athletic and can cover," McCarty said. "Colleges are always looking for big corners that can cover those big receivers."

So far, there are several schools showing a lot of interest but Holley has some that he is keyed in on.

"Arkansas, LSU, Ohio State, Alabama and Missouri are all interested but I haven't picked up and offers yet," said Holley.

Joining Holley in Neville's secondary is Simmons (5-11, 180, 4.5) but he is also getting a strong look on the other side of the ball.

"He's getting looked at for free safety and receiver," said McCarty. "He makes a lot of plays on both sides of the ball and looks really good in a uniform."

"We just got finished with our "Iron Man" contest and he won the whole thing. That's a combination of 10 events that test their speed, strength and agility."

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