February 12, 2009

Spikes ready to emerge

One of the best kept secrets in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area may not be a secret for much longer. That is in football terms of course. While most of the DISD opponents know this 2010 prospect well, it won't be long before folks from around the nation find out about Dallas Pinkston star running back Aaron Spikes as well.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder with 4.4 speed has been running through his opponents the last two seasons racking up over 2,800 yards and 26 scores. Even more impressive was his junior season when he missed three games with a bruised bone in his knee yet he still carried the Vikings with nearly 1,600 yards and a berth to the 4A playoffs.

It's no surprise that teams are showing the speedster interest, and certainly not to his coach, James Argenti, who calls Spikes the best runner in the city of Dallas. Spikes has one offer on the table from TCU and is getting interest from several more.

" I'm hearing from Texas, Texas Tech, TCU, West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Penn State," he said. "I got an offer from TCU right now."

Spikes has plans on attending the Frogs junior day next weekend and hopes to learn more about the school who gave him his first offer.

"I'm supposed to be going to the junior day on the 21st," Spikes said. "I'm going to see what the environment is like. I'm suppose to going to Kansas' junior day sometime in March."

Spikes says education is at the top of the list among the factors he's looking at when deciding on a school.

"It's got to have a good education," he said. "It's got to be the perfect school for me and my family. It's got to have the good qualities that I'm looking for. It's definitely going to be a big decision for me next year."

After nearly rushing for 2,000 yards as a junior, even after missing three games, it's no surprise what goal the fast rising prospect has going into his senior season.

"2,000 yards is my goal, no doubt," Spikes said. "I'm going to go get it."

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