Brooks Posts Big-Time Performance

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Bruising 5-11, 220-pound tailback prospect Shane Brooks received quite a few phone calls since September 1st. One school who has not yet touched base is Maryland, who Brooks lists as one of his top schools. His other favorites have contacted him however.

“Virginia, Wisconsin, Pitt, Missouri, Connecticut, Syracuse and a couple more schools have called,” Brooks said. “Coach Rocco called from Virginia. He asked me how my first game went. He told me to keep doing what I’m doing and to stay focused in the classroom. He told me to tell them whenever I thought about taking a visit and they could set something up.”

Virginia remains the top school on Brooks’ list.

“My favorite schools are Virginia, Maryland, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Pitt, Missouri and I’m starting to really like Akron too,” Brooks said. “Virginia still has an edge. When I went down there, I felt real comfortable with everyone. I liked the coaches and I liked the weight trainer. I liked what he was telling me about training in college.”

Up to this point, Brooks stated that he wanted to take all 5 official visits before making a decision. When asked if that was still the case, Shane replied “yeah, I think so.”

He will likely have to make all of his official visits following Duquesne’s football season. There are some Saturdays when Duquense doesn’t play, so he may take some unofficial visits for games.

“I’m probably going to go to the Pittsburgh game next Saturday,” Brooks said. “I’d like to come down to Virginia for a game, but most of our games are on Saturday.”

Duquense has played 2 games this year, and they are 1-1. Week 1 wasn’t a pleasant one for Brooks and company, who lost 35-12. Last week, Brooks regained his form and led Duquesne to a 42-12 victory. Brooks ran for 250 yards on 21 carries. He had 229 yards in the first half alone, and didn’t play much in the second half.

Duquesne faces arch-rival Clariton this week. The game will be locally televised.


Factors in making his decision…

When Brooks makes his commitment, many factors will be considered. Location is not a big factor right now.

“The feeling I have on a campus, the comfort