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Mid-majors chasing Brooks

Ryan Brooks, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound forward from Holy Spirit High School in Absecon, N.J., is a popular prospect amongst the mid-major schools.
The talented three-star face up four man is visiting Rhode Island this weekend officially. The trip to Jim Baron's program is his second since the end of the summer.
"They are in the A-10 and that's a plus. I've been there unofficially already and I liked it then. I want to go again and see how it is when school is in session," Brooks said.
The Rams have really struck a chord with Brooks, he says.
"Rhode Island has really stood out. They've recruited me pretty hard. There is definitely a chance. I like coach Baron and (assistant) coach (Pat) Skerry. I like them all. But I might want to a couple more visits just to be sure. That's where you're going to be for four years so you want to be sure."
Brooks tripped to Iona two weeks ago and enjoyed his time with the Gaels.
"It was cool. I like coaches a lot. That was the reason why I went," Brooks said. "They showed me around and gave me a good time. I got along with the players. They are real cool and the coaches are young so they know where I'm coming from."
Marist, Drexel, Providence, St. Joe's, Temple and LaSalle have all been in to see Brooks this fall, he said. Trying to process all of the information coming his way has not been easy.
"This is the toughest part, trying to make a decision and all," Brooks said. "I definitely want to decide before the season starts and take that pressure off of me so I can focus on the season and on my season. I want to know where I'm going, be set and everything be good."
Brooks said he might visit Providence after his trip to Rhode Island.
"It's a good possibility. I want to check them out. I might go up there for Midnight Madness," he said.
"I feel like I can play in the Big East and in the A-10. That's why I want to play with the players when I take these visits and seeing how it goes."
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