"It's (TXST) standing out because of the location, because of how close it is to home. My parents could come see me play, they wouldn't have to make a strained effort to do so," said Brooks.Location is a factor when it comes to recruiting. In this case, it's a factor that could really benefit the Texas State staff. Brooks intends to have his decision out of the way by no later than October so he can focus on his senior season.
Cen-Tex SG Offered
Usually after the first live period in April, offers will start rolling out, and that's the case for Armoni Brooks. The 6'3" 170lb shooting guard from Round Rock Mcneil High School is now up to 7 offers, and Texas State has made him a target. "Coach Kaspar is the one who called me and is the one who told me they were offering me. It actually caught me by surprise. He came to watch me practice and saw me play that weekend. He called me one night and let me know I had an offer," said Brooks. Including TXST, Fresno State, Sam Houston State, Houston, Rice, Cal-Poly, and Indiana State have all ponied up with scholarship offers. With Round Rock only about 45 minutes to an hour away from San Marcos, shortly after his offer Brooks and his family decided to take in the campus and came away even more impressed with the Bobcats. "I went on an unofficial visit and the campus was bigger and more elaborate than I thought. I visited after the offer, a week after the offer. I really like the dorms, the weight room and facilities," said Brooks. As the AAU circuit cranks up, Armoni has no other visits set up until later this summer. In August he could be visiting Indiana State on an official visit. In June, he has plans to visit Houston and Rice, unofficially. At 6'3" the Texas Staff is recruiting him as a combo guard. Brooks will tell you he's more of a scorer and prefers to play off the ball, but with a team player mindset, he has the skills and ability to run the point and bring the ball up the court if needed. On the AAU circuit he plays for the Texas Hardwood Prospects Elite (THP). THP recently won their bracket at a GASO and Armoni feels that they're getting their team chemistry up, getting to know each other better, is only going to help them in finishing stronger this summer. The Bobcats do lose 3 seniors after the 2016 season, and one is a combo guard, so Brooks is a high priority. Bobcat fans will like that of his 7 offers, Texas State is at or near the top, and location is the big reason why.
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