Coming attraction: Brooks Black

Coming attraction: Brooks Black

We tracked down 10 high-profile recruits headed to Illinois in 2013. First up ...

Brooks Black, wrestling, Dover, Pa.

What am I going to miss the most about Dover? Just my friends and family.

What am I going to love the most about Illinois? The team and the coaches. They just get things done, and our team’s going to be really good coming up.

People say I look like ... Shrek.

People say I wrestle like ... I have no idea, but if I had to pick one, it’d be Steve Mocco just with his foot speed but not really his style.

What’s going to make Illinois fans chant, “Brooks, Brooks?” My ability to win.

What am I doing in one year? Getting ready for practice.

In five years? Probably will have just graduated and maybe get started coaching wrestling.

In 25 years? Have a family and hopefully still coaching wrestling or working in whatever career I end up with.

At Illinois, I’d like my legacy to be known by ... just being a hard worker, a great guy and being able to wrestle with great accolades.

You might not know that ... I’m just a happy, go-lucky guy.


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