Newspaper reports Brooks moving to Calhoun

Father Tony transferred to ALCOA in Point Comfort

Daniel Brooks was nearing the school rushing record. Daniel Brooks was nearing the school rushing record. According to reports in the Victoria Advocate Wednesday morning, Daniel Brooks will be suiting up for Calhoun High School next season instead of wearing the blue and gold of Rockdale.

According to sources there, Brooks’ father Tony has been transferred to the ALCOA plant in Point Comfort.

Defending the Calhoun run attack will be more difficult next year with the likelihood of a new addition.

Last year, Brooks ran for 1,602 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Although Calhoun head football coach and athletic director Richard Whitaker said he’s met the Brooks family, and all signs point to him joining the Sandcrabs, he didn’t want to comment on the situation until Brooks officially enrolls at Calhoun.

“ They’re a good family and they’re excited about coming,” Whitaker said. “Right now, I just don’t want to comment on kids that are not Calhoun students yet.”

The 5-foot-9, 170-pound running back has already committed to sign with Oklahoma.

Brooks would join a crowded backfield that already has three 1,000-yard rushers.

Last season, fullback Brandon Griffith ran for 1,605 yards, quarterback Joseph Bargas had 1,577 yards and Jeremy Loya added 1,005 yards.

The three combined to score 54 rushing touchdowns last season.

Brooks also won the state Class 3A title in the 100-meter-dash this year.

Brooks is also an accomplished defensive back. He had five interceptions for Rockdale, and his speed could be an asset to a Calhoun secondar y that struggled against quality teams, including giving up 511 yards and eight touchdowns against Boerne Champion quarterback John Free in a playoff loss.

Brooks misses out on a chance to set several school records, including Don Wesley’s 34-year old career rushing record where he needed just over 1,000 yards to accomplish.

He also had a chance to become the school’s all-time leading scorer by scoring five touchdowns sometime this season.

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