Hooks has an excellent body, with great muscle tone and a great frame to add more muscle and weight.
In the running back drills he did very well, looking like a thoroughbred with his long legs and good quickness.
He ran a 4.7 40 on a slow UCLA Intramural Field, and a quick 4.37 shuttle.
Last year as a junior Hooks played running back, but with Marcos De Niza platooning at the position, he ran for 700 yards. He did play extensively at linebacker, where he had more than 100 tackles, the most on the team for the season. While he said he'd like to be recruited as a running back, he very well has potential as a linebacker prospect also.
He hasn't to date received any scholarship offers but has gotten solid attention. "I've heard from the entire Pac-10 except USC," Hooks said. "Along with Illinois, Northwestern, Colorado, New Mexico, UTEP and others."
He said, growing up, he had a clear favorite school. "UCLA, all the way," Hooks said. "They've always been my favorite. I had a friend who played for Cal a few years ago, and I went to go see him play against UCLA and got hooked. Then, I was a big DeShaun Foster fan, since I'm probably the same type physically as he is."
Hooks said he had heard from UCLA early on, but then the attention trailed off. "That's why I came out here for the camp. I was hearing from them, and then not as much. So I wanted to make sure they remembered me. I think the coaches have been pretty happy with how I played at the camp, telling me they really want to get tape on me and watch me this season."
So, if UCLA offered, what would he do? "I'd commit," Hooks said. "Right there, on the spot. It's just such a great place, great location, and a great school. Being here for the camp has really made me know it even more."
Hooks said he has a 3.0 GPA but he hasn't taken the SAT.