All smiles now that he's back on the diamond after missing eight games with a sore shoulder, Brooks says that he's glad that signing day finally came and went and he could put his signature on the dotted line with Coach Tommy Slater's club.
"I am the first (baseball signee) from our school," Brooks tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "It's pretty special. Everyone has dreams of doing this and it was kind of overwhelming, but I'm getting used to it now."
The 6-0, 180 Brooks could play infield or outfield for the Tigers.
A standout quarterback at Enterprise in addition to his exploits on the baseball diamond as a shortstop, Brooks had several opportunities to pursue both sports in college. The most intriguing came from Samford, where Brooks has family in the athletic department. In the end he says the lure of playing for Auburn was just too strong.
"I went to Samford and they have great coaches up there, but when I came here it was about the vibe that we have between each other and the connections I made with the players and coaches," Brooks says. "Of course the campus, you fall in love with it when you see it.
"That was the main reason it came down to Auburn and Samford," Brooks adds. "I was kind of set on playing both sports, but after I took a lot at it I decided it was best for me to come to Auburn and stick with baseball."
Brooks in action as a quarterback.
This season Brooks is hitting just under .500 with six home runs and 35 RBI while hitting in the number three hole. He has also scored an average of two runs per game this season. In football he threw for 1,191 yards and 17 touchdowns with just three interceptions and rushed for 329 yards as Enterprise finished the season 9-3.