Brooks was aided by a talented stable of receivers and an OCS offensive line that allowed just five quarterback sacks on the season. Turner said what impressed him most about his quarterback this season was Brooks' composure in the pocket.
“As many times as we throw the ball (Brooks was 203 of 301 through the air with 12 interceptions this season), it takes a lot to stand back there and have guys coming at you all the time,” Turner said. “He did a great job. He has a great touch on the ball but he can also rifle it in there.”
OCS coaches knew they wanted Brooks as a quarterback when they first saw him pitch for the Saints' baseball team.
“We had seen him play baseball and we knew what he could do on the mound and how he wants the ball in his hand,” Turner said. “He wants to command the game.”
Brooks now has several small college recruiters talking to him about playing both football and baseball at their schools.
“I am interested in playing both (in college),” Brooks said.