Brooks Only Focused on Oklahoma

Sooners Illustrated caught up with Daniel Brooks' father earlier today to see how Daniel has been doing and what's been going on with him and recruiting. Mr. Brooks let us know that Daniel is still being recruited by other programs but is only focused on one program, the one he is committed to.

Brooks has been committed to the Sooners since back in March. Since his commitment things began to get a little iffy it seemed with Brooks and the Sooners after the Texas Longhorns decided to offer the speedy athlete. Talking with either Daniel or his father the last few months they always made sure to say they were committed to the Sooners but also let it be known that they did like the Longhorns.

That may still be the case, but Mr. Brooks let Sooners Illustrated know that Daniel is focused squarely on the Sooners.

"Yeah," Mr. Brooks began on if Texas is still after Daniel. "But Daniel is only interested in one school, which is Oklahoma. Of course several other schools such as Georgia Tech, Navy, Utah have also been trying, but Daniel is only talking to Coach Venables and Coach Stoops. He's concentrating on this year's football season and of course the Oklahoma Sooners."

Daniel and his family will not be able to attend the Missouri game this Saturday but plan to be in Norman when the Sooners take on Ball State. Daniel's official visit to Oklahoma is already set up as well.

"Daniel will only be taking one official visit and it will be to Oklahoma for the A&M game."

Mr. Brooks said that Daniel has already applied for admission to Oklahoma. The plan for Daniel when he gets to Norman will be on the offensive side of the ball at slot, running back and also returning kicks and punts.

Daniel started the season off strong, rushing for 128-yards on seven-carries and a touchdown in the first game. In game two Daniel had 172-yards on seven-carries with two-touchdowns. The next game however, Daniel rolled his ankle and had to sit out the next two games but will be back on the field this weekend.

Mr. Brooks talked about Daniel in the classroom where he has been taking care of business.

"Daniel is an 'A' student," Mr. Brooks stated. "He has a 3.3 GPA and also scored an 1190 on his SAT."

Not only is Daniel ready to be a Sooner, but so is the rest of his entire family his father says.

"My entire family, my parents and brothers are ready for the Crimson and Cream," Mr. Brooks said.

For quite a while it seemed like Daniel could end up signing somewhere else come NSD in February but after talking with Mr. Brooks it sounds like Daniel is set on being an Oklahoma Sooner and standing by his commitment.

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