Trinity RB Donald Brooks close to an offer?

Trinity High School senior Donald Brooks has been one of the best running backs in the state of Kentucky this season. Brooks already has close to 1,000 yards but his only offer is from Kentucky Christian. But he's hoping for an offer soon from the University of Louisville.

Trinity High School senior running back Donald Brooks will attend the University of Louisville's game on Saturday against Wake Forest as a prospect.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Brooks has started the season as strong as any back in the state of Kentucky and said he expects to visit U of L a number of times. He's already been to watch the Cardinals beat Miami and Murray State.

"I like Louisville a lot," Brooks said. "I will be there for most of their games. I like watching them and knowing they're such a family."

Brooks is hoping for an offer from the Cardinals soon and noted running backs coach Kolby Smith attended a recent game and he "talks to them a lot."

But at this time, Brooks' recruitment is surprisingly lacking with offers. His lone offer is from NAIA school Kentucky Christian. He said U of L and Western Kentucky are the only other schools in serious contact.

However, Brooks' ridiculous numbers could help change that soon. He has rushed for 847 yards and 13 touchdowns on 137 carries in five games.

Brooks had 34 carries for 199 yards and three TDs last week against top-50 nationally ranked Cocoa, Fla., while running 37 times for 290 yards and five TDs the week before against Cincinnati Colerain. Trinity is 3-2 heading into Friday's game at Indianapolis Cathedral.

"You worry about (offers), but I am focused on Trinity football and taking one game at a time," Brooks said. "It's all about this team for me. I just want to keep working hard and keep helping us win games."

And in the back of his mind, Brooks is hoping the Cardinals offer. Two of his former teammates - James Quick and Reggie Bonnafon - are at U of L now.

"I think Louisville is close," Brooks said. "I know they like me, but I will worry about that when I cross that bridge."

Brooks said he will visit Western for a game later in the season.

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