Brooks' versatility makes him valuable

Compton is trying to remake their program. Disarray reigned the past couple years, but with a coaching change it appears the Tartars may be turning the corner. One of the leaders along an offensive line being counted on to help the team succeed is OT Christopher Brooks (6-4, 325) and he's already quite popular with D-1 programs and a couple could be close to offering in the near future...

Brooks enjoyed a big time career at Everglades High School in Miramar, Florida, but after he signed with Texas A&M, he was unable to qualify and that's when he started looking around at some different JC programs.

"I got recruited by everybody, but I couldn't get a good test score," Brooks said. "I was always pretty good gradewise, but I just couldn't get that test down.

"I had a couple of friends who were coming out to Compton already and I thought it would be a good idea just to get away and see what else was out there, so I came out here and I've been happy."

Brooks started 10 games for the Tartars at right tackle, but his head coach, Jason Brown, said he could play almost anywhere along the line.

"Last year he only allowed one sack in 10 games," Brown said this summer. "He's fleet-footed and very athletic to match up with some of the great pass-rushers we face off against every week.

"Last year he played right tackle, but this year he could play left tackle if it fits our program, but he's versatile enough to play guard for us too."

On the recruiting front this time around, Brooks doesn't have any offers yet, but he's got plenty of schools interested in what he brings to the table.

"Oklahoma, Florida State, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State, Arizona State, Arizona, I mean a lot of different schools are looking at me," Brooks said. "Oklahoma and Oregon seem to be the most interested. They told me they are excited about my potential and they are going to come out and watch a couple of our games so they could offer me pretty soon."

In addition to his outstanding size and athleticism, Brooks boasts a 360 pound bench press, a 485 pound squat and a 5.1 forty time.

He's also been hard at work in the classroom and he's on pace to graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

Brooks and his teammates will take on rival El Camino on Saturday.

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