Chris Brooks decided to be a Missouri Tiger a while back but, as of late, has been taking a long look at the University of Nebraska. The time for recruiting is starting to wind down and kids across the country are beginning to make their decisions, so when does Chris anticipate making his decision and just what schools are still in it for the four-star prospect?
Chris Brooks has been weighing the options and it appears that he's just about done
with this whole recruiting business.
"I'm gonna call the schools and tell them I'm done taking visits. Probably make a decision here in the
near future about Tuesday or Wednesday," he said. Out of the schools he was considering,
only two have made the final cut.
"It's gonna be between the University of Missouri and the University of Nebraska," he said. Brooks made the decision that he is, in
fact, going to stay close to home and definitely with good reason. "I know I have to be there for four
years so I want to know how fast I can get home if something goes wrong," he
takes into account what his family thinks about his prospective collegiate
choices, as well. "They think
there's a good possibility at both schools, my mother is more on the academic
side. She sees better opportunity at Nebraska,
but she didn't go on the visit to Missouri so she doesn't really have anything
to compare, just what she's heard," said Brooks. There, of course, is the possibility of
playing in the National Football League, but Brooks remains grounded about that
possibility. "Everyone keeps
talking NFL but I know I have a lot of work to do before I reach that level," he
Nebraska and Missouri both have some
qualities that Brooks enjoys, but there is a main focus that Chris has remained
critical of. "I like both schools.
There are good facilities at both schools, they both have lots of things that
they do and right now it's up in the air. My biggest concern was my relationship
with Coach Pinkel and I haven't been able to talk to him lately. There should come a time when the head
coach calls and build a relationship with the guy he's recruiting," he
said. Brooks said that he is,
indeed, getting that from Nebraska. "I have a real good relationship with
Coach Callahan. They're good
people. That's just the biggest
thing right now," he said. Brooks
also mentioned something else that would sell him on a program. "Also, just the best place for me with
coaching and contacts that coaches have," he