In May, TCU landed their first-ever five-star recruit straight out of high school with a commitment from Zach Evans. Today, TCU picked up a major defensive force in former five-star recruit Marcel Brooks according to Jeremy Clark of 247Sports:
— Jeremy Clark (@JClarkHFB247) July 14, 2020
The Flower Mound Marcus product was ranked as the No. 2 outside linebacker and the No. 32 overall prospect in the 2019 recruiting class before heading to play for LSU. Brooks chose LSU over programs like Alabama, Clemson, OU, Texas, Florida, and even TCU. Last season, Brooks recorded eight tackles and 1.5 sacks in a backup role for the Tigers. Brooks appeared in 11 games for LSU.
The 6-foot-2 athlete entered the NCAA transfer portal in June and will have to obtain an immediate eligibility waiver from the NCAA in order to play for the Horned Frogs in 2020. If he is unable to do so, Brooks will redshirt in 2020 and have three years of eligibility left in 2021.
Brooks’ reason for leaving LSU is wanting to be closer to his family as his mom lives in Fort Worth.