SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The U.S. Junior Army Combine is a national showcase for top 2017 prospects to showcase their talents from across the country.
Mansfield (Texas) High 2017 running back Kennedy Brooks was part of this years group.
“Things are going great,” Brooks said of his combine. “It’s a great experience. You’re playing with the best players in the nation. It’s just a really good experience.”
Brooks’ recruitment is heating up as well.
Currently, Brooks says he has notable offers from Kansas, Michigan, Washington, and Texas Tech. However, he says two of his offers are sticking out the most.
“Michigan and Washington,” he said are his top-two offers.
In fact, U-M offered Brooks in spring 2015.
“I was really shocked," he said. Michigan’s running back coach (Tyrone Wheatley) called my head coach and talked to me about it, it was really a shock to me. (Michigan has) a really good program, I like them a lot.”
Brooks admits Michigan’s success on the field didn’t surprise him either.
“I knew they were going to do good with their new head coach,” he said of U-M’s 10-3 season under Jim Harbaugh. “I knew he was going to be good for Michigan.”
Brooks says he would like to visit Michigan this summer or possibly for an offical visit in the fall.
As far as his deciding influences when he’s looking at program, Brooks named a few of his top factors.
“Playing time, of course, and if they have my degree,” Brooks said. “And just the college experience.”
Sam Webb contributed to this story