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WATCH/READ: Cal RB Transfer DeCarlos Brooks Impressed with All of the Talented Playmakers ASU Has

DeCarlos Brooks transferred over from Cal to another Pac-12 and his hometown school, Arizona State, in December looking for a new opportunity.

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Brooks hails from Chandler High School and was a consensus three-star recruit coming out of high school in 2019.  In his 2018 senior season, he was named Arizona’s Offensive Player of the Year, first-team All-State and his team’s MVP while also serving as a team captain. He rushed for 2,229 yards and 34 touchdowns that year, “while adding another 25 catches for 366 yards and three scores to total 2,595 all-purpose yards and 37 touchdowns for a 13-1 squad that finished ranked No. 20 nationally according to MaxPreps and No. 15 in the media outlet’s Xcellent 25 rank,” according to his ASU bio.

He was the No. 11 overall prospect from Arizona by the 247 Sports Composite rankings and chose to go to Cal, where he didn’t play in a game until 2021.

The now 5-foot-10, 210-pound junior appeared in all 12 games for the Golden Bears in 2022, accumulating 59 rushes for 250 yards and a touchdown.

Now he is back home at ASU and loving the new offense in his time so far.

“I like the speed of the offense,” Brooks said. “I like how everything’s fast tempo. There’s no huddle, we get everything from the sideline. It reminds me a lot of me being in high school and stuff like that. So, it gives guys some space, it gives guys opportunity to do what they want to do and show off their God-given talent and their work ethic.”

Brooks comes into an offense where there are talented playmakers all around him.

“I feel like I can build off almost every position,” Brooks said. “There’s wideouts that are real shifty, and I’ll be watching them in practice. Like, I know X(avier Guillory) he’s really good at releases. I’ll be like, ‘How can I release like that?’ Or, if I see somebody’s that’s shifty, I’m like, ‘How can I juke like that, move like that?’ So I take bits and pieces of all those and implement that into my game. And I think that’s what makes me a really good player.”

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Brendan Mau is a college sports insider and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on Twitter via @Brendan_Mau

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