After picking up a commitment from 2022 three-star wide receiver Omari Evans over the weekend, Penn State head coach James Franklin has jumped back into the hotbed of Texas high school football to offer another recruit from the Longhorn state.
2023 four-star wide receiver Dalton Brooks from Shiner High School in Shiner, Texas picked up an offer from Penn State Wednesday, adding to a long list that already includes Texas, Texas A&M, Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, Houston, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, USC, UTSA and Wisconsin.
So, it’s clear Penn State will face a stiff test in trying to land Brooks (6-foot-1, 175 pounds) from the jaws of nearly every major program in the country.
— Dalton Brooks (@king_brooks25) October 6, 2021
As a sophomore last season, Brooks did it all for Shiner. He rushed 86 times for 1,059 yards and 16 touchdowns, caught 10 passes for 346 yards and five more scores to serve as a threat to score every time he got the ball in his hands. And somehow, his presence on defense was just as impactful.
Brooks recorded 98 tackles, six tackles for loss, eight pass breakups and three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown.
As a junior this season, he’s helped Shiner to a 6-0 record in Texas Class 2-A DI Region IV football.
According to 247Sports, Brooks is rated as the 48th-ranked recruit in the class, coming in as the fifth-ranked wide receiver and the ninth-ranked recruit from Texas. Rivals is slightly higher on Brooks, rating him as the 34th-ranked recruit in the class, slotting him as the third-ranked athlete and the eighth-ranked recruit in Texas.
Neither 247Sports nor Rivals has projected Brooks yet, but it appears the Texas duo of Texas and Texas A&M have the early advantage in his highly competitive recruiting chase.
go check out the sophomore season highlights‼️🍿 https://t.co/OldzXDvXLa
— Dalton Brooks (@king_brooks25) December 23, 2020