Williamsport's Raymond Brooks

Darrell Blackman is not the only Williamsport player being heavily recruited as a junior. Many D1 schools are interested in Brooks who may play linebacker for the Millionaires this season.

Name: Raymond Brooks
Position: FB / DE
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 230 pounds
40-yard dash: Radocaj: "probably in the 4.5 range"
School: Williamsport Area High School, Williamsport, PA

According to Williamsport Head Coach Stephen Radocaj, Raymond Brooks is getting the same amount of interest as his incredible teammate Darrell Blackman.

Raymond plays fullback and defensive end for the Millionaires.  However, several Division I coaching staffs are envisioning the talented athlete as a linebacker.

"I have myself," Coach Radocaj said.  "He may be a linebacker for us next year, and outside backer.  We have to look at our personnel, but I know down the road that other people will consider him out there.  It depends on your defensive scheme too.  He'd be a great outside backer in a 3-4 scheme.  Again, he has to fit in.

"All total tackle-wise, he had about 94 tackles including assists, sacks and everything.  He had 12 sacks and 13 tackles for a loss.  He had about 764 yards rushing, averaging about 6.7 yards per carry, and about 9 touchdowns.

"I think Raymond will be a defensive player.  He has unbelievable closing speed.  His back-side pursuit is good and he has good discipline.  He's a natural defensive player.  He keeps a good level, he has a good first step, nice moves, good body strength and great acceleration."

Has Penn State expressed a lot of interest in Raymond?

"Penn State contacted me pretty early.  I really can't remember.  I know Pitt likes Raymond a lot.  [Penn State has] shown interest in both boys, there's no doubt about that, I just can't remember the latest phone call.  I had 4 today.  It's like every day."

Will Raymond attend the April 21 Nike Camp at Penn State?

"Yeah, I have to get them (Raymond and Darrell) booked.  I would hope that they'll be there.

"Raymond was unanymous for 1st Team All-Conference on both sides of the ball."


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