Virginia Guard Sports UNC Offer

In early May, a performance at the Peninsula District combine held at Christopher Newport University earned offensive lineman Jaymes Brooks a handful of scholarship offers -- including one from North Carolina

In addition to the Tar Heels, Brooks, a 6-foot-3 295-pound guard from Newport News (Va.) Denbigh, scored offers from Florida, Maryland, N.C. State, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Prior to the combine, Virginia Tech had offered.

Since discovering Brooks, the North Carolina coaching staff has kept in constant contact with the lineman.

"I talk to Coach [Kenny] Browning and Coach [Mark] Weber," said Brooks. "Last time we talked, they told me they want me to come down there for a camp."

Brooks, who has attended a track meet in Chapel Hill, plans to unofficially visit North Carolina over the summer, but isn't sure if it will be for a camp. He does know he'll squeeze that trip in "sometime before team camp," which is July 28th at James Madison University.

Over the summer, Brooks hopes to also unofficially visit Florida, Maryland, and South Carolina

Although North Carolina doesn't find themselves in Brooks' early top three – which includes Florida, Maryland, and Virginia Tech – the Tar Heels are "still under consideration."

"I like Coach [Kenny] Browning," said Brooks. "He's real nice to me, and it seems like they really need a pulling guard. I know if I go down there, they'll take care of me."

Brooks, who lists Virginia Tech as his leader, hopes to make a verbal commitment by the end of August.

During his junior season, Brooks earned all-district second team honors in football. He also was the indoor shot put state champion in 2005.

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