May 3, 2006

Shoemaker Trio carrying the tradition

In the short history of Killeen (Texas) Shoemaker, Coach Ken Gray has seen the talent level rise over the past few years.

Shoemaker first emerged on the scene in the spring of 2004 after coaches caught their first glimpse of defensive tackle Roy Miller. There is no question Miller's stock rose about as fast as anyone in the country in the class of 2005, eventually ending up as an All-American.

The attention of Miller helped a few of his teammates gain some exposure as well.

Last season the Grey Wolves didn't have the All-American, but did have a solid prospect in three-year starting quarterback Keith Smith. The three-star prospect chose to take his talents out of state to Purdue.

The well appears to be getting deeper for the class of 2007 with defensive end Brandon Joiner, Eugene Daniels, and J.R. Brown each attracting attention.

Joiner has three early scholarship offers from Baylor, Oklahoma State, and Houston.

Daniels has yet to pick up any offers but received is hearing from Houston, UCLA, Iowa, Illinois, and Texas A&M.

Brown has interest from LSU, Tulsa, Houston, and Iowa State.

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