Colleges like versatility, so it's not surprising that star athlete Ron Brooks used his sophomore and junior year performances to rack up offers. The 6-foot, 170-pound speedster, who plays mostly wide receiver, is getting looked at for a number of different roles at the Division I level.
His ability has ushered in offers from Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, and talk of another one coming from Florida. Brooks just returned from an unofficial visit to Oklahoma this past weekend with one of his teammates, Bret Harris. With an offer in hand from the Sooners, he liked what he saw visiting for the first time.
"We checked out the campus and things like that," Brooks said about his trip to Norman. "I liked how the dorms and everything for the freshman are centrally located around the school. It doesn't take long to get to classes, so that was a plus."
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The trip definitely put the Sooners on his short list.
"Right now they're already one of my favorites, and they have a slight edge on everyone else," Brooks said. "I'm really trying to go out and look at different campuses though."
Brooks has shared time at wide receiver and quarterback through his high school career. Receiver and special teams returning is something that the Sooners, and the rest of the colleges are looking at him for.
"I don't play a lot of defense, but I can really play anywhere," he said. "This past year, I really turned up my game though at receiver. I made first-team all-district, so it went real well.
"I'm an all-around player, wherever I'm needed, I'll play."
As for summer plans, Brooks says he intends on making the Oklahoma camp and other local high school camps around the area. His next unofficial visit is unknown.