BO BROOKS- HENRY CLAY HIGH SCHOOL
I'm Bo Brooks and I'm a senior at Henry Clay High school. I'm a soon to be four-year lettermen in football and track. In football, I play running back and cornerback and have been a three-year starter. I have 1,223 career rushing yards and six touchdowns. I'm a complete running back; I can run, block, and catch. I run a 4.4 forty, have a 36 inch vertical, run a 4.2 shuttle and have a 9'6 broad jump. I made second-team all city as a junior and have won freshmen of the year in football. I come from an athletic family. My dad, Randy Brooks, played and started at the University of Kentucky from 1976-80 in football. He was a member of the 1976 peach bowl team and the 1977 10-1 team that went undefeated in the SEC. I have two cousins that currently play in the NFL. I have a cousin named Jordan Pugh, who is a rookie safety for the Carolina panthers and Montavious Stanley who is a five-year NFL veteran Defensive Tackle for the Miami Dolphins. Last, but not least, my Uncle Jimmie Brooks was the all-time leading rusher at Eastern Kentucky University and played for the San Francisco 49ers. In track, I run the 100, 200 and 4 by 100 meter relay. I run 11.0 100 meter dash and 22.9 200 meter dash. I was a state participant in the 100 meter dash and the 4 by 100 meter relay this past year. In football, I am receiving interest from UK, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Marshall, Illinois, Virginia, Western Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, Murray State, and Morehead State.
What are your dreams in life?
My dreams in life are to play college and pro football and get a college degree in education.
What was your best game?
My best game was last year in 2009 against Dunbar high school when I rushed for 111 yards on nine carries and two touchdowns. My Team won 47-0.
Why are sports/education important to you?
Sports are important to me because I have been playing them since I was six and have enjoyed it. I meet lots of new people through sports and love the competitiveness that comes with it. I love working with others to make the team better. Education is important to me because it’s one thing that's going to take me far in life. It’s always known as a back-up plan if anybody doesn’t make it in sports. I love history, so I hope to become a history teacher one day. On the academic end, I have 3.5 GPA and nine college credit hours already as a current high school senior. I've completed English 101 and 102. My Act score is a 20.
What can you do to make yourself better in your sport?
I can get better by continuing to work on my weaknesses and flaws. I also can also continue to watch film and learn to correct my mistakes from certain games and listening to my family members that have played at the college level or pro because they know what it takes to get there.
How do you make your team better?
I make my team better by leading by example vocally and non-vocally. I encourage the young players and new starters to pay attention, watch film, get reps, work hard, and listen to coaches. I encourage my teammates to be leaders on and off the field.
What advice can you give other student-athletes?
My advice to other student-athletes is work on your weaknesses on the field and in the classroom. Also my advice most importantly is to have fun playing sports and enjoy life.
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