Texas A&M has closed another target statewide, but this time it got a commitment from Shiner Dalton Brooks Over the other contenders including Alabama, Notre Dame, Pennsylvania and Texas. He is the second player to commit to the Aggies on Saturday at the enlistment ceremony, joining the five-star linebacker Anthony Hill.
The National Top 100 Potential is one of the best two-way opportunities in the state. While the Aggies love Brooks’ running potential, he’s expected to join a talented high school class.
Brooks’ production speaks for itself. He was unanimously named District 13-2A-I Player of the Year as well as Class 2A Offensive Player of the Year by the Texas Athletic Association (TSWA).
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As a Rookie, Brooks had 2,611 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns in 238 dash attempts. As a sophomore, he also collected three interceptions, eight breakout passes and six loss saves while amassing over 1,000 yards to the ground as well.
Texas A&M joined the Brooks race in February 2021 to extend an offer. Since then, he’s made several trips to College Station including two summer visits each of the past two years. He was also on the premises to watch the Aggies beat No. 1 in Alabama last fall.
He told 247Sports last fall, “We went up there and it was crazy. People there are swinging and swinging and swinging. You can’t even hear yourself. I went to the Alabama game and that was one of the craziest games I’ve ever seen.”
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound star is ranked as a 63rd national prospect and a No. 4 athlete in the 2023 class, according to the industry-created 247Sports composite. Joins La Grange Cornerback Brave Rogers and South Oak Cliff cornerback Jevon Thomas As the 100 best National Defensive Backs commitment in the AGI category to date. Brooks is the Aggies’ eighth overall undertaking.
The gang felt like at home and so did I?? Is it official? pic.twitter.com/4DR2gvqzVH
– Dalton Brooks (@king_brooks25) July 31, 2022
Last fall sports employment analyst Gabe Brooks evaluated Brooks last fall, here’s a look at what he had to say about him.
“Good height and obvious frame length, although not yet verified. Sturdy slim, athletic, wired build. Multi-layered field experience in all three stages. Settles into multiple skill positions, in high school, and in return game. Massive production Bi-directional for the dominant small school program Extremely athletic as a ball bearer for the vast majority of opponents at the Texas 2A level Great machine in running back Possesses ball skills enhanced by two-way wide shots High volume handling when needed Takes good angles for the ball and reaches with purpose More natural and instinctive in defense.
“He also competes in the long jump and triple jump. He ran 11.49 100 as a freshman, which is an encouraging time at that age. High field speed is good but can still get more juice out of him. Shows above average redirection ability but will need to translate that To a consistent short-term twitch, especially if set in a DB point in college.Rough in technique in general but has a good side both physically and developmentally.He can play Power Five ball on both sides of the line of scrimmage, but projects as a potentially influential safety player, as Be a high-ranking recruit with a long-term NFL draw cap.”