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recruit804 Fab 30: Sam Brooks – Goochland HS #16
by Andy Hilton, recruit804
In case you weren’t looking, in 2017, Goochland continued their progress as a state title threat at the Class 2 level. The “little ol'” school just west of Richmond rattled off 12 straight wins in a playoff run that didn’t end until the Region 2A Final when Poquoson knocked them off.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in and around the city of Richmond. Continuing our countdown as the 16th best senior prospect region-wide is Goochland High School linebacker Sam Brooks.
#16 Sam Brooks (2019 LB 6-2 210) – Goochland High School
In his junior season, Brooks was a First Team All-Region 2A selection and a Second Team Class 2 All-State selection at Linebacker. In addition to starring on the gridiron, Sam is a star on the hardwood as well. The Bulldogs have had the benefit of the Brooks Brothers in multiple sports.
No, we’re not talking about the Mens’ clothing line. Sam’s older brother Clay was a star at Goochland as well. Clay Brooks finished his senior season at Goochland in 2016. Sam now carries on the family legacy as the youngest son in a family of five.
Former Goochland head football coach Joe Fowler said it best in a November 2016 article in the Goochland Times. This was after the Bulldogs’ undefeated regular season two years ago, when Sam tallied 60 tackles in ten regular season games.
“Sam might be the best athlete in our school. He has an explosiveness that not many kids possess. By the time he is a senior, it is scary to imagine the type of player he is going to develop into,” said the coach.
New head coach Alex Fruth takes the reins of the football program and has Sam Brooks to anchor the defense. Sam’s senior year is here. We can’t wait to see what he does with it.
– Andy Hilton
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Junior Season Highlights for Sam Brooks: