Youth Movement at Eisenhower High

Eisenhower High School in Aldine (Texas) is producing a promising crop of junior prospects. They have at least five kids that have the potential to play Division I football in the next couple of years. All of these kids bring intelligence and skill to the football field. Head Coach Darryl Phipps spoke highly about each of his prospects from the class of 2008.

Eisenhower has a massive quarterback under center. The 6-foot-3.5, 235 pound Darius Willis has a cannon for an arm and has blazing speed for a guy his size. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds.

"Darius has a tremendous arm," Phipps said. "He is a good leader. I would imagine that he will be recruited heavily. He is a good student. He has a bazooka for an arm. We run the option a lot and he is a load to bring down when he gets into the secondary."

Rod Davis is a massive defensive lineman with exceptional speed. The 6-foot-3.5, 307 pound Davis plays both end and tackle on the defensive line. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.95 seconds.

"He can play both inside and out," Phipps said. "He reminds me of the Austin kid that is the number one prospect in the nation this year [Washington D.C. defensive tackle Marvin Austin]. He has a great motor and never takes a play off. He went to the LSU camp this summer and everybody was impressed with his performance, including Coach Miles. He is an honor student and a team captain."

Eisenhower also has a tenacious offensive lineman. C.J. Dunn is very intelligent and plays left guard for Phipp's squad.

"Big C.J. is 6-foot-4 and weighs 295 pounds," Phipps said. "Next year, he will probably be moved to tackle. He plays a little high right now, but he has a year left. He is very aggressive at the point of attack. He is another honor student and takes advanced placement classes."

Kenneth Johnson brings tremendous athleticism to the football field. The 5-foot-11, 180 pound Johnson plays corner at Eisenhower.

"Johnson is a legit 4.5 kid," Phipps said. "He is a good cover guy with good ball skills."

Melvin Carter brings both speed and power to the full back position. The 6-foot-0, 220 pound Carter runs the 40-yard dash in 4.65 seconds.

"He is a bruiser," Phipps said. "He already is and is going to be a good one for us."

Eisenhower is also home to one of the best sophomore prospects in the entire country. Free Safety Craig Loston could be one of the nation's top prospects in 2009.

All of these kids have the size and potential to play Division I football. With solid seasons, they could put themselves in a position to pick up a number of scholarship offers over the next couple of months.

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