Former LSU 5-star defender receives immediate eligibility waiver for 2020
Gary Patterson’s TCU squad is getting a big boost on defense in 2020. Former LSU linebacker Marcel Brooks says he has received immediate eligibility to play for the Horned Frogs this fall.
“I want [to] thank the @NCAA for approving my waiver to be eligible to play this year 🙇🏾♂️ big blessing,” Brooks wrote on his Twitter account Friday afternoon.
A native of Flower Mound, Texas and product of Marcus High School, Brooks is closer to home back in the Lone Star State. As a class of 2019 prospect, Brooks was rated 5-stars, the No. 2 outside linebacker and No. 32 prospect overall nationally on the 247Sports Composite. During his recruitment, he collected 21 scholarship offers, including Alabama, Florida, Ole Miss and Texas A&M.
In his freshman season, Brooks played in 11 games, recording 8 total tackles and 1.5 sacks during LSU’s national championship run.
On June 26, news broke of Brooks entering the NCAA’s transfer portal. On July 14, it was reported that Brooks would be transferring to TCU.
Meanwhile, there are notable SEC incoming transfers who transferred earlier than Brooks but appear to have not been granted waivers such as Joey Gatewood (QB, Auburn to Kentucky), Jordan Pouncey (WR, Texas to Florida) and Justin Shorter (WR, Penn State to Florida).