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Brooks takes first official, schedules second

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Germantown (Md.) Seneca Valley prospect Jourdon Brooks took his first official visit a few weeks back. The 6-foot-1, 247-pounder has another trip planned for mid-October as well.
"My first official was to Syracuse on September 9th," he said. "It was really nice up there. I went for the Iowa game and got to meet some of the coaches and hang out with the players who showed me the sights and campus. From the visit, the coaching staff really stood out. I liked how they approached me and were very nice and cool. They really wanted me up there.
"I did talk to coach Robinson for a little while. It was really cool. He talked to me about how he'll utilize me in the offense as a running back and then discussed how their program runs."
Overall Brooks gave the visit a perfect 10.
"I felt really comfortable there and got along with the players. It was a really good trip."
Next up for the three-star prospect is a trip to the Heartland and Oklahoma on October 13th.
"I'm headed there because they offered me and are talking to me a lot," he said. "They want me to check out the facilities. I've never been down there so I'm hoping to see that and meet the coaches. I really will be looking to see how they'll use me in the offense and just checking out the community."
Besides officials, Brooks is considering unofficials to a couple schools.
"I'm looking at an unofficial to Tennessee for either the LSU game (November 4th) or the Alabama game (October 21st). I'm also heading to Maryland for an unofficial when they face Miami (November 11th)."
The No. 14 player in Maryland has helped Seneca Valley to a 2-1 start.
"Our team has shown flashes of greatness," he said. "We're one of the best teams in the county, but we make some dumb mistakes and get penalties that hurt us. We need to improve on that to get better.
"I'm still playing both ways. This season I've run for 230 yards and four touchdowns. I also have two sacks on defense. I've been pretty happy with my game, but I know I could do a lot better and step it up."
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