Brooks Very Impressed with Arkansas

Louisville Doss forward Jeff Brooks (6-8, 190) comes away very impressed with what he saw at the University of Arkansas on his official visit this past weekend.

Louisville (KY) Doss forward Jeff Brooks returned home Sunday from his official visit to the University of Arkansas very impressed with what he found in Fayetteville.

"It was a great visit, a great visit," Brooks said. "I had a lot of fun with the guys and I got to see a lot. I was impressed with it all. Fayetteville is such a nice place."

Brooks (6-8, 190) also was very impressed with the talent he saw on the floor at Friday night's Razorback Hoops Mania.

"They have got a lot of talent here – for real," Brooks said. "Patrick Beverley, Sonny Weems are just a couple of them. It's a lot of talent, a lot of athleticism. They play an up-tempo game and they all have fun.

"Their style fits my game perfectly," Brooks added. "They get up and down the court just like my team does."

He also was very impressed with Bud Walton Arena, the Razorbacks' arena that housed a national championship squad in its opening season of 1993-94.

"This arena really impresses me," Brooks said. "It is the biggest one I have ever been in. They had a nice atmosphere for Midnight Madness."

Numerically Arkansas has just two scholarships available for its 2007 class with Springdale Har-Ber shooting guard Nate Rakestraw already committed.

The Razorbacks have also hosted Junction City star James Anderson (6-6, 190) and Louisiana prep star Chris Gradnigo (6-6, 200) on official visits this fall.

Brooks saw his stock rise considerably this summer with great performances at a pair of camps and on the summer AAU circuit.

That brought offers from Penn State, Oregon, West Virginia, Georgia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina State and Old Dominion to join pre-summer offers from Western Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky.

It also brought interest from Arkansas, Kentucky and Louisville.

He said he is considering ending his recruitment a lot earlier than he thought after taking visits to Penn State and Arkansas.

"I may still go visit New Mexico State, but I think it's going to be about Arkansas and Penn State for me," Brooks said. "But I can really see myself playing here. This is a great team and a great place."

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