Coach of the week: Dematha's Elijah Brooks
HYATTSVILLE Md. —
What can you say about Elisha Brooks other than the man knows football? You could say he knows a thing or two about getting players scholarships. 11 signees total, all Division 1 scholarships.
"It's a great feeling to know you played a part in their success," says head coach Elijah Brooks.
Out of those signees two are just taking a walk down the street to play for Maryland, offensive lineman Marcus Minor and running back Anthony McFarland. For McFarland, he might not have been wearing a Maryland cap if it weren't for coach Brooks.
" Coach Brooks has been a lot to me. I wasn't supposed to be here. He paved the way for me to get here and let me do my thing, " says McFarland.
But Brooks lets his player know from day one getting a full ride takes not only talent but character. That's just one reason he's out coach of the week.