Brooks looking forward to Nebraska visit

Nebraska was dealt a bit of a blow when they were informed about the national television time for the Texas game at 11:00. Early games don't help official visitors get anywhere in time. However, Nebraska was lucky when it came to Ron Brooks and the players at Irving (Texas) MacArthur and that they have a bye the night before.

Ron Brooks is one of the best all-around athletes in the state of Texas. The 6-foot-0 and 180 pound Brooks is playing quarterback this year for Irving (Texas) MacArthur.

"We're doing alright," Brooks said. "We're 3-2 overall and 1-1 in district. We lost to Jesuit in district."

"I think that I am averaging at least 150 yards a game. That's rushing though. I am at quarterback this year. We are running the option, but sometimes the play breaks down and I have to run."

Brooks is a four-star rated wide receiver and that's not without having played the position before. Brooks is sort of the starting quarterback this year by default.

"I played wide receiver last year. Our starting quarterback was a senior last year and I was backup last year. When he graduated I was really the guy that they looked to for a quarterback."

Recruiting is off and running and Brooks has been staying busy. There is one official visit that Brooks has set up as of right now. Brooks will be taking the trip with two others from MacArthur.

"Recruiting is going really good right now. I have been busy. I have one official for October 20 to Nebraska for the Texas game. I am going with defensive back Bret Harris and our defensive end Kelly Griffin."

Brooks is hoping that he will get a good look at the game day atmosphere at Nebraska that he has heard so much about. He is also interested with how well Nebraska will do against a very good football team.

"I am just trying to see the atmosphere. I also want to see how well they play against a good team."

The conversations have taken place between Brooks and Harris about possibly attending the same school. It's not a definite, but it would be nice according to Brooks.

"Bret and I have talked about it. We want to go to the same school. It's not a huge thing, but it would be nice."

Graduation rate is a key factor for Brooks when it comes to picking out a school. He won't be attending college just to play football. He wants his degree.

"I will be looking for a high graduation rate of football players. I don't want to go there and not graduate. They have to be the complete package."

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