LB | 6-1 | 220|
247 ★★★ ESPN ★★★★ Rivals ★★★★ Scout ★★★★
FROM BROOKS' HEAD COACH GREG LILLY
"Ellis Brooks is an incredibly talented student-athlete, but what sets him apart is his humility, his unselfishness and his desire to compete. Penn State is getting another great linebacker but an even better young man!"
High School: Four-year letterman for head coach Greg Lilly at Benedictine College Preparatory...Two-time team captain...Helped the Cadets to the VISAA State Championship game with a 9-3 record in 2016...Led Benedictine to back-to-back VISAA Division I State Championships in 2014 and 2015 with identical 10-2 records...Went 29-7 in his final three seasons at Benedictine...Participated in the Under Armour All-America Game...Started the UA All-America Game for Team Highlight and tied for the team lead with six tackles, including four solo...Selected first-team USA Today All-State as a senior...Named VISAA first-team All-State selection three times...Earned first-team All-Region honors as a senior and second team accolades as a junior...Selected Richmond Times-Dispatch All-Metro first team as a senior after earning second team honors as a junior...Claimed all-conference laurels three times...Selected to participate in the I-64 Bowl and the Big River Rivalry...Recorded 54 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks as a senior...Had 51 rushes for 345 yards and seven touchdowns in 2016...Rated a four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout and a three-star prospect by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 18 player in Virginia and No. 29 inside linebacker by 247Sports...Ranked as No. 1 in Virginia, No. 4 in the East and No. 15 overall among inside linebackers by Scout...Rated the No. 201 overall prospect, No. 6 inside linebacker in the country and No. 8 player in Virginia by Rivals...Rated as the No. 215 overall prospect by ESPN...Ranked the No. 5 player in Virginia, No. 8 inside linebacker and No. 23 prospect in the region by ESPN...Lettered in baseball, basketball and track & field...Was promoted to first lieutenant.
Personal: Full name is Ellis Madison Brooks...Son of Jessica and Keith Brooks Sr....Has two brothers, Adam Randolph and Keith Brooks Jr., and one sister, Alexis Brooks...Former Nittany Lion quarterback Michael Robinson is a close family friend...Hobbies include playing Madden and fishing...Would like to major in business with aspirations of owning his own business...Born June 12, 1999 in Richmond, Virginia.