WR Jalen Brooks (6-3 200) of Harrisburg, NC, who started his career at Wingate, made a brief stop at Tarleton State in Texas, and then transferred to USC, arrived on campus Thursday morning and moved into his apartment at 650 Lincoln on the USC campus. Brooks’ transfer has been accepted by the university. He now awaits the result of his Covid-19 test before he can begin working out with the team. He also is waiting on an immediate eligibility waiver request to be ruled on by the NCAA.
“It’s exciting. I’m ready to work,” Brooks said Thursday morning. “That’s all I can say about it. I’m just excited.”
Last season Brooks caught 35 passes for 751 yards and 6 touchdowns, and he was named to the first team of the All-SAC Team. He had 15 catches for 247 yards and 3 touchdowns as a freshman in 2018.
Brooks has been added to the roster at GamecocksOnline, but he’s not yet been assigned a uniform number. Here is his bio information from USC:
Transfer wide receiver who joined the team in August… will have three years to play two at South Carolina.
Spent the spring semester at Tarleton State in Texas… transferred to South Carolina over the summer.
Played his sophomore season at Wingate where he earned first team All-South Atlantic Conference honors… the Bulldogs posted a 10-2 mark, including a 7-1 record in the SAC, falling in the first round of the playoffs… coached by Joe Reich… appeared in all 12 games… caught 35 passes for 751 yards, an average of 21.5 yards per catch, with six touchdowns… also rushed twice for 36 yards with a long of 29 against Limestone… had a season-high 121-yard receiving performance, including a career-long 66-yard reception and logged two of his six scores against UVA-Wise… logged a trio of 100-yard receiving games, eclipsing the century mark against UVA-Wise (121), UNC Pembroke (116) and Newberry (115)… posted a career-high six receptions against Newberry.
Freshman wide receiver at Wingate University, a Division II school in North Carolina… the Bulldogs finished 9-4, including a 5-2 mark in the SAC, and reached the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs… played in all 12 games, catching 17 passes for 297 yards, a 17.5-yard average, with four touchdowns… best game was a five-catch, 91-yard, two-touchdown performance at West Georgia, which included a season-long reception of 40 yards… also was a member of the Wingate track & field squad, competing in the sprints and jumps.
Graduated from Hickory Ridge High School in Harrisburg, N.C. in 2018… coached by Jason Seidel… had 44 catches for 771 yards and nine touchdowns during his senior year.