Longhorns want David; Brooks gets his first offer

As the good ol’ boys Billy Sol Hurock and Big Jim McBob of SCTV’s Farm Film Report were fond of saying, “It blowed up. It blowed up real good.”

Not in those exact words, but that’s how Rockdale athletic director Jeff Miller described the recent run on Tiger football players by college recruiters.

“It has blown up big time.”

Miller may have to install a revolving door on the field house office or at least name a recruiting coordinator.

Recent visitors include former Dallas Cowboy standout and recent Texas A&M hire Dat Nguyen as well as an ESPN representative.

While LeRaven Clark and Derek David have been the focus of most bird dogs, we have a new face on the recruiting scene—sophomore Daniel Brooks, who was offered a full ride by New Mexico.

Brooks gained notice while Lobo coaches were here to try and corral Clark and David.

David David “They are all playing off each other,” Miller said. “They start looking at one of them and then, it’s okay, who is this.”

Brooks, who just qualified for the state track meet in the hurdles, has been hurt in his first two years in football, but still gained enough yards to lead the Tigers in scoring with nine touchdowns and 682 yards rushing on only 90 carries in 2009.

The Lobos—a part of the Mountain West Conference where upstart TCU was the champion—could use all the help they can get. They were 1-11 last season and have 10 Texans on their roster.

They are coached by Mike Locksley, who is in his second season there and he was considered one of the top recruiters in the country during stints at Florida, Illinois and Maryland.

Clark and David continue to be pelted with offers and the two most recent are hard to ignore.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound linebacker David has been offered verbally by the University of Texas and Clark by Nebraska, where Miller played quarterback.

Clark’s list of suitors now include, Nebraska, Minnesota, Utah, Missouri, Texas Tech, SMU, Baylor, Houston, TCU, Louisville and Oklahoma St.

Clark—who also qualified for the state track meet in the discus this week–has not indicated which way he is leaning.

David’s list—which continues to grow by leaps and bounds— includes Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Baylor and New Mexico. He has also showed up on National Champion Alabama’s prospects list.

David’s stock skyrocketed when he was listed No. 2 on Rival.com’s list of the top players in Texas for 2012.

A lot of people took notice of him while viewing Clark’s highlight video on-line with his relentless sideline-to-sideline pursuit.

David now stars in his own video which is quite impressive.

The Reporter office has been flooded with requests from recruiting services and alumni publications for requests for an action photo of David.

Remember, both Brooks and David will be just juniors next season.

The 5ive

Here is a list of the five longest running game shows:

1. The Price Is Right—38 years (1972-2010).

2. Wheel Of For t une—35 years (1975-2010).

3. Jeopardy—26 years (1984- 2010).

4. Truth Or Consequences—28 years (1950-1978)

5. What’s My Line—17 years (1950-67).


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