Keion Brooks Jr., a five-star recruit out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, has officially announced his list of finalists. Included among the six schools is the Michigan State Spartans.
MSU has long been considered one of the favorites to land the forward, but Brooks made it official on his Twitter account Tuesday when he announced the six schools he is considering signing with. Along with Michigan State is Purdue, North Carolina, Indiana, UCLA and Kentucky.
Brooks is playing his senior season at La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana, the same school that both Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brian Bowen attended. He transferred there after playing at North Side High School in Fort Wayne. At 6-foot-7, Brooks is ranked No. 21 in the nation by 247 Sports. Tom Izzo has recruited Brooks directly.
In July, Brooks announced his top-10 schools. That list included these same six teams, in addition to Michigan, Georgetown, Iowa and Texas.
After announcing his finalists, Brooks gave a short break-down of each school to Prepcircuit.com. Of Michigan State Brooks said:
Brooks was equally complimentary of all of the finalists. The forward cited the success of Caleb Swanigan and Raphael Davis at Purdue, both from Fort Wayne as well, and the desire to “represent my state across my chest” at Indiana as positives for the two Big Ten rivals.
For now, the consensus among the major recruiting outlets is that Brooks will eventually select Indiana.