A Chat with Corin Brooks

Corin Brooks certainly looks the part.
The Arlington High of Riverside lineman is big, 6-foot-3, 276 pounds and he is strong – his Scout.com profile lists his bench press at 435 and his squat at 525.
But he has flown a bit under the radar on the recruiting scene, waiting for an offer. At UCLA’s second preseason practice on Tuesday, Brooks made his interest known.
“I think if we stay in contact throughout the year and UCLA were able to give me a scholarship, I would definitely consider them one of my top schools,” Brooks said.
Brooks is attracted to UCLA’s location, opportunities for playing time and Westwood’s unique flavor.
“With the coaching staff they have, they’ll turn it around,” Brooks said. “You can’t become great in just a day. It will take a while to become great. But this area is good, a lot of kids can see themselves coming here, and it will turn around.”
Unlike running backs, who can rush for 2,000 to get noticed, or quarterbacks, who can throw 28 touchdowns to raise eyebrows, the recruiting process is a bit different for linemen.
But the No. 34 ranked guard in the country is ready to prove himself this season.
“I’m going to go out and do the best I can and hopefully great things will come,” Brooks said. “To get noticed, I’ve been working on a lot of things both on the O-Line and D-Line. Now I just have to stay aggressive and put what I’ve learned to use on the football field.”

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