Eyes on Hebron Juniors

Hebron High School in Texas had very high expectations at the beginning of the 2006 campaign. Two juniors are seeing their first action with the varsity squad and are making a big impact on both sides of the ball. Both kids are already receiving mail from Division I schools. Head Coach Brian Brazil talked about his talented junior prospects.

The 6-foot-0, 205-pound Absalom Jones plays both linebacker and running back for the Hawks. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds and plays the game with aggression. He would probably be better suited to play linebacker on the next level.

"Absalom has good size," Brazil said. "He could play linebacker, but I don't see him playing running back in college."

The 6-foot-0, 170-pound Shelton  Johnson brings speed to the football field. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds. He plays both wide receiver and safety at Hebron.

"He can really run," Brazil said. "The main thing with Shelton is that he's just fast. He needs to develop his skills a little bit, but he has the tools. It's just a matter of him turning into a good football player."

"They are both tough, hard nosed football players," Brazil said. "Both are playing their first year on the varsity team. They are going to have to make themselves stand out to the college football scouts."

If these kids put together a successful junior season at Hebron, their recruitment should pick up steam. Hebron is currently 1-1 and plays at Duncanville this Friday.

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