By Keith McGonigle.
A number of recruits were on hand to see Clemson end Auburn’s win streak last weekend. One of them was Zac Brooks, the 2012 verbal commit who made the trip all the way from Arkansas. What did he think of the experience?
“It was a great experience and they were able to come away with a win which is always good,” said Brooks . “Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins had amazing games, and it was impressive to see them put up over 600 yards of offense.”
The 6’2” 180 lbs. athlete got the chance to meet and talk with his future teammates and coaches after the game what was that like?
“I got to talk to some of the players like Nuk Hopkins and Sammy Watkins about the game and the adrenalin rush of playing out there. They talked to me about the game and asked me about some of my games,” said Brooks. “I also got a chance to talk to Coach Swinney and pretty much all of the offensive coaches; they said they were really glad to see me.”
What were some of the highlight of the trip?
“It was good just to be there at the game and pick up some Clemson gear from the Tiger Store downtown,” said Brooks. “Overall, the biggest highlight was being in Death Valley and having the pounding in my ear from the crowd. It was really loud.”
The standout running back and receiver said he is still hearing from schools but is still committed to Clemson.
“I’m still with Clemson, I’m not going anywhere. Other schools still send mail and call me but I tell them I’m still committed to Clemson,” said Brooks.
How has Brooks’ season gone so far?
“I am playing pretty well so far; I actually got my stats the other day. I have 202 receiving yards and 168 rushing yards,” said Brooks. “We aren’t doing too good, we are 1-2 but we have played two higher class teams, but those are the games that make you better as a team.”
Brooks’ goal is amass over 1000 yards rushing and receiving this season.