Top-rated 2019 outside linebacker prospect Marcel Brooks listed two Big Ten teams in his list of top 9 schools, with one being his “dream school.”
Brooks, a 4-star prospect from Flower Mound, Texas, listed Ohio State and Penn State as two of his top schools, along with seven other top programs.
The other schools in his list are TCU, LSU, Florida State, Oregon, Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas.
— FrEE sNiPER 5 (@MarcelBrooks_5) August 20, 2017
According to the 247Sports composite, Brooks is ranked as the fifth-best outside linebacker prospect nationally, as well as the eighth-best prospect in the state of Texas. Although he’s ranked as a linebacker, he could also play at safety.
Among his offers, 247Sports lists Texas and TCU as favorites to land Brooks.
However, a tweet from May 22 indicates Brooks might have a dream school in mind, and it’s much further north of Texas.
Blessed to receive an offer from my dream school Penn state😳 pic.twitter.com/v9ttRsPro5
— FrEE sNiPER 5 (@MarcelBrooks_5) May 22, 2017
Counting the scholarships offers from his top nine, Brooks holds a total of 18 offers. Those offers include Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Colorado, Illinois and Utah.
Ohio State was the latest school to offer Brooks, sending him an offer on Aug. 6. Most of the rest of his top schools, much like Penn State, offered in late May, with LSU and TCU offering the same day as the Nittany Lions. Oklahoma and Texas offered on May 23 and May 28, respectively.