Three-star Orlando (Fla.) Bishop Moore running back A.J. Brooks is preparing for his final two official visits.
“He’ll be going to Boston College this week,” said Bishop Moore coach Matt Hedrick. “And he’ll be going to Wake Forest on the 23rd. That’ll wrap things up for A.J.”
Brooks’ stock has been rising late in the recruiting process. He’s currently rated the No. 32 running back in the nation coming off a senior season which saw him rush for 1,866 yards and 28 touchdowns.
“He’s got real nice size, good speed and a very good understanding of what he’s looking at when he runs,” Hedrick said. “He’s got that good vision and anticipation that all the great running backs have. He also runs low to the ground with a forward lean – that’s what all the college coaches bring up when they see him play.”
Brooks (6-0, 192, 4.5) has visited Duke (12/5), Maryland (12/12) and East Carolina (1/9).
Asked if there was a leader, Hedrick said: “I think he’s open-minded to all of them, but I know he’s pretty excited about this Boston College trip. He’s looking forward to that one.”
Each school with the exception of Maryland projects him as a running back. Hedrick said the Terps view him more as an “athlete,” and have been very up front about the possibility of Brooks playing defensive back. That could weigh into the final decision.