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Red River battle brewing

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With the way that Texas has done so well early and Oklahoma has taken its time early on with limited scholarships this year, there haven't been too many classic Red River Rivalry battles for recruits.
If Irving (Texas) MacArthur athlete Ron Brooks – a potential top five player in Texas – decides to take his time, we might have the first major one for the class of 2007 on our hands.
"I've been to Texas before," Brooks, who is a two-way athlete that could project at corner or receiver, said. "I was actually just there for Texas relays there since I run track. Before that I'd been there for their Junior Day, and I went to Oklahoma about a month and a half ago.
"When I was there for the Texas Junior Day there was a whole lot going on and at Oklahoma it was an unofficial visit, so I really didn't get to do anything. Right now, I like both of those schools a lot. I couldn't say which visit was better."
Brooks, who is 6-foot and 170 pounds, already has a slew of offers from teams like Purdue, Kansas State, Wisconsin, TCU, Florida, Kansas, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and heavy interest from the Longhorns. It could be an interesting battle for his pledge because he has strong feelings as to what position he wants to play at in college.
"All the schools I have offers from want me to play receiver," Brooks said.
"Texas said if I were to get an offer from them it would be for cornerback. I would rather be a wide receiver than a defensive back, but if it was necessary for me to change my position to play at the school I want to go to then I'd do it."
Don't plan on an early decision from Brooks.
"I don't want to rush into anything," he said. "I'm trying to take as many visits as I can to the schools I have offers from. When I start getting serious about everything I'll start worrying about visits and things of that nature. My decision definitely won't be made until closer to Signing Day.
"I want a school with a high graduation rate for their football students and also the academic availability with tutors and things of that nature."
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