Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon wide receiver Julian Brooks spent the weekend visiting Arizona State. While in Sun Devil territory, Brooks had a chance to evaluate where he would fit into their program.
“It was a good trip. The president of the school gave a speech. I also took a looked at their depth chart, and saw that I have a strong potential to play early, which is important to me,” said Brooks.
Brooks is a talented two-way player for his high school, playing both wide receiver and various positions on defense. As a result, Arizona recruited Brooks to come in on offense, but Arizona State seems to have a different vision.
“Arizona State wants me to come in as a safety, which is fine with me. I don’t really have a position preference at this point, but their defense just fits my personality and style of play.
“I play defense for my high school too, I had the second highest interception record last year in California and was all-state for defense. Right now for my high school, I play safety, cornerback and outside linebacker. Last year I played mostly cornerback. Most of my offers are for defense,” said Brooks.
Brooks already has a close relationship with one of Arizona State’s defensive coaches, Trent Bray who is their linebackers’ coach.
“I love him he is my favorite recruiting coach, because he doesn’t sugar coat things. He talks to you on the same level, which makes him easy to talk to. I was with him during the majority of my visit,” said Brooks.
Where does Brooks stand with Arizona, now that he is actively visiting other programs?
Brooks said, “I am staying committed, until I find out who the new coach is, but I will be taking other visits in the meantime.
“It is hard to compare the two schools because I still haven’t taken an official to Arizona yet. I don’t have that trip scheduled yet; I am just waiting to hear back from them. I am however in the process of having another official trip scheduled. In two weeks, I think I am going to checkout Colorado. It’s the weekend they play Arizona,” said Brooks.
Brooks is planning on heading to Colorado for his next official, which is tentatively scheduled for November 12th.
Brooks discussed what makes Colorado one of the other programs he is interested in, “Colorado is a beautiful school, with great academics. And in my previous conversations with the coaches there, they told me they want me to play cornerback.”