June 16, 2010
2012 quarterback impresses at A&M camp
As summer camping continues, 2012 prospects are making the rounds and showing off their talent to college coaches around the nation. Katy quarterback Brooks Haack made a name for himself earlier this year, winning MVP honors at the National Underclassmen Combine held at Westfield High School, against some tough competition.
Haack had the opportunity to show off his arm to the A&M coaches while in town for one day of the 3-day camp this past weekend, where there he competed in a quarterback challenge, finishing second in the group.
"The quarterback camp was going on during their 3-day camp but they only asked me to go for one day, so I went up there for that," he said. "It went really good. I had good times and everything.
"I just went there and did all my workouts then talked to the coaches some. The coaches said they liked what I did. I got their numbers and they just told me to keep in touch."
Haack has shown tremendous ability and maturity since earning the starting job during the middle of the playoffs this past season, leading the Tigers to a semifinals win over New Braunfels, before losing in the state finals against a talented Abilene team, lead by Oklahoma State commit Herschel Sims.
"There are a lot of expectations that go along with being a quarterback at Katy," Haack said. "It is good though. I feel like last season prepared me for this season and we will go after a championship again, like we always do. That is the expectation."
It has not just been A&M taking notice of the young stars ability. Haack has made trips around both Texas and Oklahoma, gaining attention from a Texas high school legend.
"I have been to OU, A&M, Oklahoma State and North Texas camps," Haack said.
"I really liked the North Texas one. We did a lot of one-on-one drills then went through a pass skeleton type thing. I knew a lot about Todd Dodge so we talked a lot about the whole Katy versus Southlake rivalry. We got to talk for a while.
"I am planning on going to the TCU and Baylor camps later this summer. Besides that I will also go to both the Air It Out Camps. The one in Abilene is this weekend and I am also going to go to the one at HBU."
Outside of summer camping, Haack has been participating with his team in 7-on-7, although the Tigers have not set themselves up well to qualify for the state tournament, which is just a month away.
"We only signed up for two tournaments this year," Haack said. "We didn't qualify at the Terry tournament. There were a bunch of people missing for the SAT and I wasn't there because I was watching my sister (Arizona 3rd baseman, Matte Haack) in the College World Series.
The Cinco Ranch tournament is being held in two weeks and the Tigers must qualify if they want to participate in the State Tournament in College Station, something the school has come to expect.
After spending some time at different campuses this summer, Haack does have an early list of schools he is interested in, which include the Aggies.
"I like OU, A&M, North Texas and probably Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma State," Haack said. "It is still early though and I still need to see a lot more of the schools."
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