Brooks commits to Clemson

Four-star wide receiver Zac Brooks tells Chad Morris said he was about to do the moonwalk after learning the Tigers just picked up his verbal commitment.

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The Jonesboro, Ark. prospect spent four days at Clemson last week on an unofficial visit, which coincided with the Dabo Swinney Football Camp.

"When I went there, everything was what I expected and more," Brooks told "The people were great. I could see myself playing there for the next three or four years. I just feel at home when I go there. I wasn't ready to leave [last week]."

On Monday night, he gave Swinney word that he would be commitment No. 11 for the 2012 class.

"I asked him if it was OK if I waited until September. He said it would be OK, but he explained it to me. It probably won't stay quiet. It'll probably get out. So I just went ahead and did it."

He also spoke to offensive coordinator Chad Morris, who served as the Tigers' primary recruiter.

"I told him that I was calling to commit. He said he didn't know what to do," Brooks said. "He said he was about to do the moonwalk."

The No. 40 wide receiver questioned whether Morris was actually capable of pulling off the move.

"I doubt he can do the moonwalk," Brooks said with a laugh. "He hadn't showed me that."

His commitment announcement in September would have been timed for two separate reasons.

"I wanted it to be aired on national TV, plus it was going to be on my brother's birthday," Brooks said. "I told him I'd have to get him something else.

"I've got an older brother. His birthday is September 23rd."

The commitment is a solid one. He doesn't plan on taking visits to Arkansas, Notre Dame or Auburn—the three schools that Clemson beat.

"I'm going to take an official visit to Clemson. From there, it's just high school football," Brooks said.

Brooks will be used as a "utility back" when he arrives to Clemson in 2012.

"Just kind of move me from slot, to back, to receiver wide out, so the defense can get a hand on me," he 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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