Zac Brooks

Why be excited: Brooks is a very versatile player who can line up in the backfield or as a slot receiver. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney compares his all-around nature to program legend C.J. Spiller, a high compliment indeed. Brooks is a hard worker with good character; his high school coach says he plays wide receiver like a tailback, using his shoulders and running across the middle like he's running between the tackles; his role model is Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.

You may not know: Brooks is Clemson's first signee from the state of Arkansas since the Tigers inked offensive lineman Brady Washburn in 1998.

How he fits into the depth chart: Brooks' versatility gives him a lot of options. Clemson was thin at times in the backfield this season, and the depth behind returning senior starter Andre Ellington remains uncertain. Morris used Sammy Watkins as a receiver and out of the backfield plenty this season, and he could use Brooks all over the field too, early and often.


Position: RB
High School: Jonesboro High School (early enrollee)
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Coach: Jim Devazier
Recruited By: Chad Morris
Other Offers: Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi, UNC, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Stanford and many more

Position Rating

Scout Rivals
43rd (WR) 15th (Athlete)

Star Rating

Scout Rivals


2011 (Senior): 650 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns, 28 receptions and five receiving touchdowns; 2010 (Junior): 1,358 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns, 33 catches for 211 yards

Combined Stats

40-time: 4.4, Bench Max: 285, Shuttle: 4.13

Video Highlights