Junior Prospects at North Garland

North Garland has at least three players on their roster with the ability to play Division I football. All three play valuable roles in North Garland's defense. Head Coach David Farris talked about the strong points of each of his junior prospects.

The 5-foot-11, 190 pound C.J. Cox plays free safety for the Raiders. He put together a successful sophomore season and should only get better.

"He started for us last year as a sophomore. Being able to start as a sophomore in a league as strong as ours is a pretty tall order," Farris said. "He is a smart, aggressive kid. He is very versatile and will play a little offense for us as well."

Justin Langrum plays linebacker and wide receiver at North Garland. The 6-foot-3, 215 pound Langrum runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds. He has great size at the wide receiver position and should excel once he moves back to his natural position.

"He is playing backer out of necessity, but once we get a linebacker back we will probably move him the receiver," Farris said. "His size makes him a tough cover. It will be tough to match up once we get him more playing time on offense."

The 6-foot-1, 270-pound Deon Jones is playing his first year on the varsity squad, but he has been very impressive thus far.

"He is a first year starter on the varsity team, but he has two good years left," Farris said. "He has good size and is physical. He is going to be a big force on the defensive line."


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