After spending two years at Vanderbilt, running back Keyon Brooks announced Tuesday via social media that he will be transferring to Louisiana Tech University.
“First I want to thank God for blessing me with the ability to play the game I love and the Vanderbilt football staff old and new for allowing me to play for such a prestigious program,” Brooks said via Twitter. “I also want to thank everyone from family, friends, and coaches who helped me through this process. I’m glad to say I will be continuing my football and academic career in the boat at Louisiana Tech University.”
Last season for the Commodores, Brooks had 120 carries for a team-high 494 yards. He caught 28 passes for 258 yards, and had two touchdowns for the Commodores. He was ranked the team best with 82.3 rushing yards per game.
As a freshman at Vanderbilt, Brooks had 252 rushing yards and a touchdown with 56 carries. He caught 17 passes for a total of 64 yards.
Brooks is a Powder Springs native and played football at Kennesaw Mountain High School where he had 3,659 rushing yards and 36 touchdowns in his four-year career for the Mustangs.
As a senior he led Cobb County with 1,590 rushing yards, 15 touchdowns and caught 21 passes for 512 yards and six touchdowns.