Two Explosive Playmakers at DeSoto

DeSoto High School in Texas is home to a number of Division I quality players. Cyrus Gray might be one of the best junior running backs in the state of Texas and Tony Jerod is a load on the defensive line. Head Coach Dave Meadows spoke highly about all of his junior prospects.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Cyrus Gray has impeccable speed. He runs the 40-yard dash in a blazing 4.3 seconds and is always one step away from taking it to the house. In the first three games of the season, Gray has already rushed for 232 yards on 32 carries with two touchdowns.

"Cyrus is a big play guy," Meadows said. "He is a big, fast, strong kid. He has already had two punt returns in the high 80's and two breakaway runs. He is a very mobile, fast, strong kid."

The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Tony Jerod plays defensive line at DeSoto. He has great speed for a guy his size and will probably play defensive end on the next level.

"He is a big, fast, strong athlete," Meadows said. "He is too athletic for any of the offensive guys to block. He is powerful enough to knock guys back, but he can also move off blocks very well."

Could the Texas Longhorns possibly be interested in Gray and Jerod?

"They were interested in the running back and defensive lineman back in the spring. I think they still would be because these guys are big timers," Meadows said.

DeSoto also has a good linebacker prospect on their roster. The 6-foot-0, 210-pound Rodney Dunn runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds. Coach Meadows has high expectations for this kid.

"He is smart, fast, and plays with high energy," Meadows said. "He is a big hit guy also."

DeSoto has started the season 2-1 and plays their first district game against Arlington High School this Friday.

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