Speedy receiver liked what he saw in Norman

Irving, Texas receiver Ron Brooks talks about his early list and recent tript to Norman.

Ron Brooks, WR, 6'0, 170, 4.39, IRVING (MACARTHUR HS), TEXAS:

Ron Brooks is better known as 'Hollywood', and when you can run like him usually you can be called anything that you want. Blessed with sprinters speed, Brooks is so quick and fast that he is hard to handle for any secondary. He played special teams as a sophomore as a gunner before breaking into the starting line-up last year at receiver. He also saw some time at cornerback.

"I like playing receiver the best," said Hollywood. "At receiver, I love going out and trying to make a play when you have to hook up with your quarterback, and then try to make a big play."

Last season Hollywood made 48 catches for 798 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also gets a few snaps at quarterback every game. Running out of the spread, Hollywood rushed for 212 yards on 11 carries.

"My speed is my greatest asset," said Hollywood. "I am usually the fastest player on the field or close to it, and I usually have the advantage with my speed. My best routes at receiver are a vertical or post, and I am stronger than people think. I don't have any problem getting off the line of scrimmage, and then I usually can get the advantage on people with my speed."

Hollywood can bench 225 pounds, squats 425 and he has a 33-inch vertical jump. He also runs on the 4X100 (second leg), 4X200 (second leg) and the open 200 (21.98 ).

He has been offered by 13 schools at this point and he is thinking over his options.

"Right now I am just trying to get out and see all the schools that I can," said Hollywood. "I don't necessarily want to drag out my decision, but I do want to make the best decision for me. Right now I like OU, OSU, Florida, Kansas, Kansas State, Texas A&M, Texas, Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska and Wisconsin. I have been offered by all these schools and I am trying to get information from all of them."

Brooks has shown an early interest in the Sooners.

"When I went to OU on an unofficial back in March I really liked it," said Hollywood. "I liked their campus, because there wasn't a lot of walking to do to get to my classes. I thought the academic center was tremendous, and the football program is the best in the country. Their facilities are tremendous and Coach (Kevin) Sumlin told me that I would have a great opportunity at receiver. He said if I signed that I would have a chance to play early at OU."

Hollywood plans to come back to OU this summer. He has also been to Texas and hopes to make it out to Texas A&M and Texas Tech this summer.


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