Last Friday, it became official that athlete JoJo Brooks would transfer from Ponte Vedra (Fla.) Nease to Jacksonville (Fla.) Wolfson. On Monday, Brooks started classes at Wolfson. He talked about the change of scenery, which he said was due to a family issue.
"I am looking forward to being with them," Brooks said. "They are all the kids I played with when I was in Pop Warner. I am just excited to see what the offense can do and what we can do this coming season. We want to win district and then who knows what can happen after that."
The 6-foot, 185-pound athlete was drawing a good amount of college attention and hopes that his change of address won't hurt him in that regard.
"I think I have five offers now," Brooks said. "Clemson, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia Tech. My coach at Nease had told me that Virginia Tech had offered. That was the most recent one I believe."
At this point, two of those schools are pretty appealing because of their plans to use the talented athlete.
"Probably Clemson and South Carolina," Brooks said. "Clemson wants me either at cornerback or strong safety and South Carolina likes me at strong safety. My position doesn't really matter to me as long as I can contribute to the team."
An in-state school, South Florida, has had the most recent contact with the Sunshine State product.
"Coach (Steve) Shankweiler was the last coach to contact me," Brooks said. "We talked for a good minute. He talked to me about positions and how they would want to use me. He told me I could be a key player to help them win a National Championship."
Brooks has yet to take any trips, but plans to when the summer rolls around.
"I will probably visit Alabama and USF," Brooks said.
As for having an early favorite, Brooks is hesitant to name a leader.
"I don't have a leader right now," Brooks said. "I plan to focus on my recruiting this summer."
During his junior season, Brooks rushed for over 500 yards and four touchdowns while throwing for 300 yards and three touchdowns as a quarterback. He also caught seven passes for over 100 yards as a wide receiver.