Former Mansfield star running back Kennedy Brooks will have to wait until 2018 to officially debut in the crimson and cream, as the Oklahoma Sooners’ freshman will reportedly miss the 2017 season with a shoulder injury, per SoonerScoop.com.
#Sooners HC Lincoln Riley confirms frosh RB Kennedy Brooks will miss the season with a shoulder injury.
— SoonerScoop.com (@SoonerScoop) August 19, 2017
A four-star prospect upon his arrival in Norman, Brooks committed to Oklahoma following a standout senior season at Mansfield in which he rushed 285 times for 2,853 yards and 40 scores. When it was all said and done, Brooks illustrious high school career was capped with a total of 7,646 yards and 96 scores.
It was unclear as of late whether or not Brooks would tally his first carry as a Sooner this coming season, as the lingering shoulder injury didn’t aid in Brooks’ efforts to crack what’s set to be a talented rotation of ball carriers at Oklahoma, despite the departures of Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon.
A medical redshirt now seems to be the most plausible option.
As a 2017 recruit, Brooks was ranked as the nation’s No. 216 player, No. 16 running back and the No. 35 player in Texas, per 247Sports Composite.
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