The defending 6A state champions Miami Northwestern is ready to defend their state championship this season. Although the Bulls lost a number of key players like Divaad Wilson, Chatarius (Tutu) Atwell, Richad Wilgoose and others, they bring back a very key piece to their defense in 2019 Miami LB commit Samuel Brooks Jr.
“I’m ready to play, I’m excited about coming back because I haven’t played football in 10 months, so I’m ready for my comeback. I plan on coming back strong and I don’t want to surprise anyone because everyone already knows what I can do.”
Brooks missed a majority of last season after he suffered a season-ending injury against rival Carol City. Fast-forward 10 months later, Brooks says he’s 100% ready to come back from the setback.
“Yes I’m at 100%,” Brooks said. “I actually just got cleared yesterday, my doctor cleared me for everything, so I’m back on the field now.”
With the injury now behind, Brooks says he’s very motivated to make a difference for the Bulls this season and to be the leader of this defense.
“I’m very motivated because I know we lost some really talented guys and we got a couple new faces on the defense, so I’m going to lead the defense again and now I’m back, so I’m going to take care of business.”
“I always tell them that it is hard to be Bull,” Brooks said “You have to keep working hard, I always tell the senior guys that as well, not just the young guys, I tell the underclassmen to work hard and they don’t have to look up to me to be great, I tell them to look at my work ethic and use some of that.”
When it comes to the season and personal goals, Brooks had this to say:
“I have a lot of goals honestly,” Brooks said. “First, I want to win another state championship. I want to break a lot of records and stuff and since I’m coming off an injury it’s going to make it even better.”
He will be on the fringes of 5 stars if there is an honest unbias evaluation. And btw guys by the time he get to Miami he would be 2 years removed from the surgery which is usually the amount of time it takes for ppl to get back to 100%.
I could give two s'hits about his star/rankings. He is my favorite defensive recruit in this class! I agree with @gogeta4 regarding Brooks being a "ball seeking machine." He is constantly around the football and is always in a position to make a play.
Kid could run a 5.4 40...but that mutha f when he sees the ball and where its going.....closes like a mutha f. Literally reminded me of a smaller Willie Williams. Willie closed on and killed everything in high school.