Running back Donald Brooks, who helped lead the Trinity High School football team to the Class 6-A state championship in December, said Tuesday he plans to attend Georgia Sports Academy next fall with the hopes of attending a four-year school afterward.
Brooks, a 5-foot-11 185-pounder, rushed for 1,508 yards and 24 touchdowns last season as Trinity finished 10-5 and beat Dixie Heights 47-14 in the Class 6-A state final. Brooks added 43 receptions for 400 yards and three touchdowns.
Brooks was a second-team member of The Courier-Journal’s All-State team.
“I’m not academically stable like I want to be, which is why I don’t have an offer,” Brooks said.
Georgia Sports Academy is located in Atlanta. Brooks said college recruiters, including from Marshall, recommended the prep school. Brooks said he could have the option of attending the academy for one semester and then enrolling in a four-year college in January of 2016.
At least three other Trinity seniors are planning to continue playing in college. Defensive back Calvin Fante has committed to Centre College.
Defensive back Canon Jackson said he’s considering preferred walk-on offers from Western Kentucky and Marshall. He plans to visit Marshall on Feb. 14.
Nose guard Landon Carolla, who ranked second on the team with 55 tackles last season, will announce his college choice Wednesday during a 3 p.m. ceremony at the school.
Also Wednesday, Trinity soccer standout Sam Stockton will sign with Indiana University. Stockton had 14 goals and 21 assists last season and was named Kentucky’s Mr. Soccer.
Jason Frakes can be reached at (502) 582-4046 and followed on Twitter @kyhighs. Steve Jones can be reached at (502) 582-7176 and followed on Twitter at @SteveJones_CJ.