Brooks plans to visit LSU

Now that LSU's regular season has wrapped up with a 10-2 finish and the Tigers are sitting at No. 5 in the BCS Poll, Les Miles and his staff will work diligently on the recruiting trail until they find out where they will be going bowling. Over the next couple of months LSU will host many blue-chip prospects and one who wants to visit Tiger Town is 4-star wide receiver Ron Brooks.

Ron Brooks, a 6-foot, 170-pounder with 4.5 speed, played under center this past season at Irving (Texas) MacArthur. He did a bang up job as he racked up over 2,200 yards of total offense and accounted for 30 touchdowns.'s No. 7 ranked wide out has already taken official visits to Arkansas and Texas Tech, and plans to take trips to LSU and Florida as soon as possible.


"I talked with coach (Todd) Monken (LSU receivers coach) through text messages and we just haven't settled on an exact date," said Brooks. "But, I definitely want to visit LSU real soon."


While he said that he is focusing on the four schools mentioned, Brooks said that he is still keeping things wide open to all of his suitors.


"At this point, no team is leading because I haven't been able to take my other trips yet," he said. "I think I'll have a better idea after that. I don't think I'll make an immediate decision' I'll sit down with my parents and talk about what is really going to be best for me."


Brooks said there are things he enjoyed at both the schools he visited and he will have some things to make comparisons of when he trips to Baton Rouge and Gainesville.


"At Texas Tech they've got a couple of guys from my school who went there and who are sophomores now," he explained. "They really pass a lot and I think that those guys could help me learn the offense quickly. I could get a good degree and go to a place where I know some people.


"Arkansas also has great football team," said Brooks. "I know that their academics are one of the best in the country. They also have a Christian based group called AAA, I believe, and that is something that I really liked. It is a group for athletes."


Brooks said he got a chance to watch the LSU/Arkansas game, and was impressed with both offenses.


"They both seemed to throw the ball effectively," said Brooks. "I was really impressed with both offenses and how they were able to move the ball against two really great defenses."


Early playing time is on Brooks' mind.


"I want to go when I can play as soon as possible, of course," said Brooks. "But, if I get there and it looks like I need to learn the offense, I will. I'm just going to go out and play to the best of my abilities."


With coaches on the road making in-home visits to recruits, Brooks said he is expecting a visit from a Texas Tech coach today at his house. He said that he also expects Monken to be there this week.



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