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Clemson adds talented Arkansas athlete

Posted on: June 21, 2011 2:51 pm
Edited on: June 21, 2011 3:29 pm
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Posted by Bryan Fischer

Clemson recruiting has picked up in the month of June with the Tigers landing six commitments for their upcoming class of 2012. Dabo Swinney and staff grabbed yet another commitment Monday night to make it seven this month as Jonesboro (Ark.) athlete Zac Brooks pledged to cross state lines and commit.

"No. 1 is a place in my heart," Brooks told TigerIllustrated.com. "I was led there by God and I prayed about it and Clemson kept coming back to me. No. 2, I like how they plan to use me in their offense in the backfield. No. 3 is the amazing company and people there."

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Brooks will mostly be a running back once he arrives on campus next fall. He scored 17 touchdowns and rushed for over 1,300 yards as a junior last year. The big draw to the school was playing for new offensive coordinator Chad Morris, who was also his primary recruiter.

"He did an amazing job," Brooks said of Morris. "He kept my head up and gave me real good advice. He was honest with me."

TigerIllustrated.com notes that Brooks is Clemson's first commitment from Arkansas since 1998. He is the 11th commitment overall for Clemson and gives them a solid backfield in the future with the recent commitment of Buffalo (N.Y.) quarterback Chad Kelly.

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