Germantown (Md.) Seneca Valley linebacker Jourdon Brooks took his third official visit this past weekend to Knoxville. The 6-foot-1, 247-pounder had a good trip to Tennessee. Was it enough to put the Volunteers in front for the Maryland prospect?
"The trip went really well, it was a great experience," he stated. "I got up there Friday around five and while I was there I talked to coach Fulmer and the rest of the staff. I also was able to hang out with a few of the players and other recruits.
"I got to talk to Brandon Paul, Dwight Jones and Eric Berry. I really liked Eric, we talked about Tennessee and he discussed how glad he was to be committed there. He thinks they are going to skyrocket up with all these good players."
Besides talking to recruits, Brooks was hosted on the trip by safety Jarod Parrish.
"I had a great time with him," he said. "He told me everything I needed to know about the school, academics, coaches and how they treat the football players there."
Of course, the three-star prospect spent plenty of time with the coaches too.
"I talked to coach Brooks, Slade and Fulmer," he said. "Coach Roper talked to me about how he'd like me as a running back and he even broke down a couple of their plays.
"As for coach Fulmer, he talked to my mom and I about the academics. He also discussed how the team is a family there and I could tell that was very reassuring to my mom. I really liked him. He's a real person and doesn't just tell you what you want to hear."
Brooks came away from the visit impressed, so much so that he rated the trip a perfect 10.
"Everything was great," he said. "All the players and fans were wonderful. I still say all the schools are even, but I should be ready to announce a decision in the next week or so.
"Right now I'm still planning to visit Rutgers next weekend and then I'll be able to make a decision right after that."