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Brooks set to return from injury

Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast wide receiver Brandon Brooks lost his junior season to a broken ankle. The 6-foot, 177-pound wide receiver believes he will be fully prepared to get back to showing his skills and contributing to his team come May 1st.
"I should be 100% around the spring," Brooks said. "I am really excited to get back on the field. I have been working hard during the offseason, now, and then during the spring too."
With missing his junior season, it has stymied his recruitment some.
"I think most teams are waiting for the spring," Brooks said.
Not all teams are waiting though, as a pair of in-state schools have verbally already offered the talented wideout.
"FIU and USF have both offered me," Brooks said. "I have talked with UCF and FSU too. Also South Carolina, I went to South Carolina today."
Brooks talked more about his visit to see the Gamecocks, which he took along with a number of his First Coast teammates.
"It was a really good visit," Brooks said. "They have a really good campus. It is really big. I got a chance to talk to some of the coaches."
As for the two schools that have offered, he talked a bit about the Bulls and Panthers.
"USF is looking for a receiver to play the X spot," Brooks said. "I want to come in and play early on. I know I have to work for it, but I think I would have a good opportunity there because they were saying that if I came in and did what I have to do, I could start my freshman year at X receiver."
"With FIU I went to one of their camps and did really good," Brooks said. "They decided to offer me from the camp. I didn't really go into detail with them. They were the first school to offer me."
Brooks has previously visited Florida State, Central Florida, and South Carolina. This coming Saturday he will visit South Florida.