Rooks makes No.13 for Red Wolves

Publisher AStateNation.com
Posted Nov 2, 2011


Memphis Frayser big offensive lineman James Rooks made his pledge to Arkansas State and according to his high school head coach Greg Howard, Freeze is getting a great one.

Arkansas State is doing a tremendous job recruiting young men to Jonesboro, Arkansas.

As of Sunday evening Hugh Freeze and his coaching staff has picked up thirteen commitments, compared to just one this time last year.

Freeze and his recruiting coordinator and former Whitehaven Head Coach Maurice Harris are using their connections in the Bluff City to their advantage.

Memphis Frayser big offensive lineman James Rooks made his pledge to Arkansas State and according to his high school head coach Greg Howard, Freeze is getting a great one.

“Rooks is going to be a great one for Arkansas State,” Howard told AStateNation.com. “He is very athletic, he is a big 6-foot-6, 298-pound kid that can run.”

It appears that Rooks has been working on getting in better shape and has loss over 25 pounds since the summer.

“James has worked hard,” Howard said. “Now we got to keep him in the weight room and get him stronger overall.”

According to Howard, it was the relationships that the Red Wolves Coaching staff made with Rooks that ended in his decision.

“They recruited him from day one and stood by him since day one,” Howard said. “Arkansas State showed him a lot of attention and made him feel special. They do a great job recruiting our kids.”

Howard also noted that Rooks has been keeping up with the Red Wolves success.

“He loved it when they whipped Memphis,” Howard said. “He loves their fast pace offense, they are an exciting team to watch.”

Rooks makes No. 13 for Arkansas State and four from the Memphis area.


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