Garland High: Home to Impressive Juniors

Garland High School is one of the most talented 5A schools in the state of Texas. The Owls won the District, Bi-District, and Area Championships on their way to a 10-3 season last season. They churn out Division I caliber prospects every year and the class of 2008 is no exception.

At least five juniors on their roster have the potential to play big time college football. Head Coach Jeff Jordan provided some excellent information regarding his junior class.

Garland's biggest prospect is definitely Chancey Aghayere. A 6-foot-3, 220 pound defensive end, Aghayere reeked havoc on opposing offenses as a sophomore. He recorded 31 tackles, five sacks, nine tackles for loss, two recovered fumbles, and one forced fumble last season. His performance earned him 5A Defensive Sophomore of the Year honors for District 11. Coach Jordan weighed in on his junior defensive lineman.

"Aghayere is a tall, long-armed kid. He has the frame to fill out and be big. He plays very physical. He has barely scratched the surface of his potential," Jordan said.

Athlete Jacques Caldwell also turned some heads last year. He played quarterback, running back and safety as a sophomore. The 5-foot-9, 165 pound Caldwell runs the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds. He carried the ball 18 times gaining 90 yards before breaking a bone in his foot causing him to miss several games.

"He will play both sides of the ball in 2006. He is very fast and has good instincts. He will need to move to corner or slot in college," Jordan said.

Jarrett Ben is another speedster with the potential to play Division I football. He had a shoulder injury during his sophomore year that limited his play. The 5-foot-10, 150 pound Ben runs the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds.

Ben and Caldwell are not limited to football ability. Both use their blazing speed on the track team as well. Caldwell was named Dallas Morning News Track Athlete of the Year.

Garland High is also home to a pair of talented defensive tackles, Casey Walker and Joel Wilson.

The 6-foot-1, 290 pound Walker runs the 40-yard dash in 5.22 seconds. He squats 475 pounds and benches 345.

"He has a big strong body with run speed for a big man. He will play a big part in the success of our defense in 2006," Jordan said.

Wilson is small for a defensive tackle. The 6-foot-2, 225 pound Wilson runs the 40-yard dash in 5.51 seconds.

"He has a big and strong body," Jordan said. "He has the potential to put weight on because of his height. He will play a big part in the success of our defense in 2006."


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