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Hallettsville running back Jonathon Brooks pledged to Texas on May 15. (Emree Weaver, Victoria Advocate).

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Three-star running back Jonathon Brooks pledges to Texas

Posted May 15th, 2020

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Texas’ 10th commitment of the 2021 recruiting cycle came Friday when three-star running back Jonathon Brooks. The Halletsville product is the first running back taken by the Longhorns in this recruiting cycle. Texas wants two running backs in 2021 with four-stars LJ Johnson and Camar Wheaton as the top prospects to fill the other void. Texas’ 2021 class ranks first in the Big 12. 

Brooks is a 6-0, 185-pound running back with a variety of skills. He’s not a three-down running back yet because of his lack of size, but he does provide a big enough base to reach 200 pounds by the time he arrives on campus. Brooks is a home-run hitting running back with the ability to catch out of the backfield and even play some slot receiver. He held seven offers. 

PLAYERPOS.HIGH SCHOOLSTARSCOMMITMENT DATE
Hayden ConnerOTKaty Taylor4July 23 (2019)
Juan DavisWR/TEEverman3July 26 (2019)
Derrick Harris Jr.DENew Caney4Aug. 3 (2019)
Ja'Tavion SandersATHDenton Ryan5Sept. 8 (2019)
Jordon ThomasDEPort Arthur Memorial4May 2
Morice BlackwellOLBArlington Martin4May 10
Jonathon BrooksRBHallettsville3May 15
Casey CainWRWarren Easton (La.)3May 15
Isaac PearsonPProKick AustrailiaNRMay 29
Ishmael IbraheemCBDallas Kimball4June 15
JD CoffeySKennedale4June 15
Jamier JohnsonCBJohn Muir (Pasadena, Calif.)4July 3
Gunnar HelmTECherry Creek (Englewood, Colo.)3July 27
Michael MyslinskiCBishop Kennedy (Jacksonville, Fla.)3Aug. 6
Jaden AlexisWRMonarch Prep (Pompano Beach, Fla.)3Aug. 8
Charles WrightQBAustin3Aug. 22
Max MerrilOTStrake Jesuit3Sept. 25

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