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NCAA approves waiver for TCU LB Marcel Brooks

The LSU transfer is a big addition for Gary Patterson’s defense.

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A big offseason addition to the TCU Horned Frogs program will be eligible this fall, as sophomore linebacker Marcel Brooks, the LSU Tigers transfer, announced that the NCAA approved his waiver for immediate eligibility.

The Flower Mound Marcus product left Baton Rouge in late June and landed back in the Metroplex about three weeks later, marking the second huge offseason addition for TCU after securing a late pledge from five-star running back Zach Evans.

Brooks, a 6’2, 205-pound hybrid player who seems like a perfect fit in head coach Gary Patterson’s defense, was a consensus five-star prospect in the 2019 recruiting class ranked as the No. 32 player nationally and the No. 2 outside linebacker.

During his only season at LSU, Brooks played in 11 games, recording eight tackles and 1.5 sacks. So he doesn’t have much experience, but he does have tremendous athleticism and potential that should allow him to contribute quickly for the Horned Frogs — he has safety experience from his career at Marcus and some natural pass-rushing ability. Expect Brooks to make plays all over the field for the Horned Frogs.