A family affair

Four-star commitment Zac Brooks visited Clemson while on the way to Georgia for a family function.

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Friday's trip to Clemson was the first since the running back from Jonesboro High School [Arkansas] made his commitment to the Tigers.

"It was my mom, my dad, my older brother and my niece," Brooks told CUTigers.com.

For much of the day, Brooks and his family met with administrator Brad Scott, who assists in tracking prospects' eligibility.

Head coach Dabo Swinney and offensive coordinator Chad Morris, Brooks' primary recruiter, were both on vacation at the time.

"They talked about the [NCAA] Clearinghouse and ways to get into the school. My mom and my dad asked some questions. They were talking to coach [Jeff] Scott's dad," Brooks said. "He took them around and showed them some of the facilities, some of the buildings and we watched then we watched the highlight tape."

Everything suited his mother and father just fine.

"They loved it—they had a real good time. They said they're proud of my decision," Brooks said.

The trip wasn't a must, though it was still an experience he wanted for his parents.

"I don't want to say it was very important but I was eager to get them there," Brooks said. "They were proud of me either way I just wanted to be sure that they knew where I was going. It was more something that I wanted to do."

Ranked by Scout.com as the No. 40 wide receiver in the class of 2012, Brooks will play running back at Clemson.

As a junior, he rushed for 1,358 yards on 180 carries with 15 touchdowns. Brooks 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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