Brooks plays for Central-Merry High School in Jackson, Tennessee. He lives with an aunt and does not have the natural ties to the Volunteers program that many Tennessee prospects grow up with. Still, the Volunteers will get a long look from Brooks.
"Tennessee, Alabama, Ole Miss, Arkansas, and Middle Tennessee State are my top five," said Brooks. "They have all offered. Auburn, Louisiana State, Indiana, and Memphis have also offered."
As a junior, Brooks made 103 tackles and three sacks. He also competed on the track team as a 200-meter sprinter. Brooks attended summer football camps at Alabama, Arkansas, and Tennessee. Central-Merry opens their season at home against Southside High School from Jackson.