Tigers make a move with Brooks

Zac Brooks arrived to Clemson on Monday and stayed until Thursday. The Arkansas four-star left with a good feeling about the Tigers and he's already eyeing a possible date for his return.

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On Friday, Brooks told CUTigers.com that he "loved" the trip.

"That's probably what I'm looking for in a college," he said. "I didn't find any flaws or anything wrong with the school. I loved everything about it."

Brooks, who is being recruited to Clemson as a running back/wide receiver, wanted to see as much as he could while on the four-day visit.

"I just wanted to check just the whole nine—what was going on with Clemson, what Clemson has to offer and what kind of people they were, and the atmosphere that they carry," he said.

Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris serves as Brooks' primary recruiter to Clemson. Morris, head coach Dabo Swinney and the rest of the Tigers' coaching staff made a good impression.


Dabo Swinney and company wowed Zac Brooks during his four-day visit to Clemson.
"I was expecting—on a range with 10 being the best—I was expecting a seven [or] eight," Brooks said of the coaches. "I got a nine [or] 10."

Clemson could be the final trip of the summer.

"My dad and I are still talking about everything," he said. "We still have to evaluate everything before we make any further decisions."

Brooks is certain that one school will receive an official visit.

"I'm going to take my official visit to Clemson and I'm not sure where else," he said. "I probably won't go anywhere else."

Jonesboro High School opens the 2011 season on Tuesday, Aug. 23. The Golden Hurricanes' second game is seven days later. They won't play on a Friday night until Sept. 9.

"I'm probably going to take my official the week when we have a game on Tuesday. I'll have time to go and enjoy myself. It won't be such a rush," Brooks said.

The No. 40 wide receiver in the class of 2012 currently holds a top-four of Auburn, Arkansas, Clemson and Notre Dame. He shared a few thoughts on each of the four schools.

Auburn: I like the coaching staff. They have a great coaching staff. The players and all of them get along real well.

Arkansas: I love the business atmosphere that they have and carry. Everything they have is state of the art.

Clemson: With Clemson, I can say the same thing [as Auburn]. In addition to Clemson, I love the attention that they give me and the interest that they're showing.

Notre Dame: I like the fact that it's a powerful football program and a powerful program overall. I mean, it's Notre Dame. That carries a lot of weight.

A decision will be reached no later than September. Right now, one of those four schools is sticking out above the rest.

"I don't really want to say, but there's a leader," Brooks said.

As a junior, Brooks rushed for 1,358 yards on 180 carries with 15 touchdowns. He also caught 33 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns with a kick return for a score.

As a sophomore, Brooks hauled in 38 receptions for 769 yards and five touchdowns. He carried 21 times for 218 yards and two touchdowns and returned a punt for a score.


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