Brooks' Versatility Gets Attention

Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon athlete Julian Brooks last year was top ten in the state in touchdowns and top ten in interceptions, and has scholarship offers for both sides of the ball...

Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon receiver Julian Brooks (6-3, 195) had a productive year on both sides of the ball.

"I was in the top 10 in the state in touchdowns and the top five in interceptions," said Brooks. "So I'm not sure what side of the ball I want to play in college. It doesn't matter to me though."

Fortunately for Brooks, he'll have a spot, with six schools having offered him.

Brooks added an offer from Arizona on Tuesday and previously was offered by Washington State, Arizona State, Colorado, Utah State and Oregon State.

"I think Utah and UCLA could be soon and I'm going to go to the USC Rising Stars Camp and see if they will," said Brooks. "I'd like to decide in the next three weeks."

Brooks, who also camped at UCLA last weekend, said he had a top six, all full of Pac-12 schools.

"My top six are USC, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Oregon State," said Brooks.

He grew up a fan of the two Southland schools.

"Ken Norton Jr., is my cousin so USC was my top school and then UCLA," said Brooks, with Norton having coached at USC and played at UCLA.

A relatively newer football program, Sierra Canyon nonetheless had numerous schools come by during the spring.

"We had Michigan, USC, Oregon, Arizona State, Utah and Cal come by," said Brooks. "And my coach said that some SEC schools are interested too."

Academically, Brooks is fully qualified.

"We are a private school and it's very tough and competitive so I'm really focused on academics," said Brooks, who wants to major in business.

Brooks caught 34 passes for 858 yards and 15 touchdowns as a 2010 junior.

Brandon is in his seventh year with Scout.com, currently as the National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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