DeSean Hales: First Look at 2008 ATH

Klein Oak High School in Klein (Texas) is home to a very explosive athlete. DeSean Hales provides a punch for the Panthers running the ball out of the backfield, catching at wide receiver and returning kicks. He already has two scholarship offers from Big 12 schools. Head Coach David Smith talked about what Hales brings to his football team.

"He makes some spectacular catches and has great hands," Smith said. "He is very ellusive. If he doesn't want you to touch him, you probably won't. He played running back for two games this year and ran for 250 yards in each. Wide receiver is what he has played for us in the past and is probably what he will play in college."

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound DeSean Hales runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds. Nebraska and Texas Tech have already offered him a scholarship and just about every other school in the area is showing interest in him.

Hales has attended summer camps at two of the nation's biggest powerhouse programs over the past two years.

"Last summer, he went to Miami. Larry Coker and I are good friends," Smith said. "This summer, I think he might have gone to Texas."

Hales is putting together an outstanding junior season this year. He has rushed for 731 yards and scored nine touchdowns on the ground. He also has 256 yards receiving with three touchdowns.

Coach Smith commented on what an outstanding person Hales is as well.

"He is just focused on playing football in high school right now," Smith said. "He is a great kid. All the kids like him. He comes from a strong family and is very fortunate."

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