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Texas A&M commit Dalton Brooks, other targets named Mr. Texas Football semifinalists

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Top-100 overall junior Dalton Brooks. (Tim Verghese / On3)

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football (DCTF) have announced the 25 semifinalists for the 2022 Mr. Texas Football High School Player of the Year Award presented by Kroger. Texas A&M safety commit Dalton Brooks, along with multiple targets, have been named to the list.

“Mr. Texas Football annually recognizes the most outstanding high school football player in the state of Texas. Each week, fans are given a chance to vote for the player of the week on TexasFootball.com. In December, 10 finalists will be announced and fans can then cast their votes as to who should be named Mr. Texas Football. The winner of the 2022 Mr. Texas Football Award presented by Kroger will be announced prior to the TaxAct Texas Bowl, which will be played at NRG Stadium on December 28, 2022.”

Although Brooks is committed to as a defensive back, at Shiner, he is also the team’s leading offensive producer at running back. Running back is actually the position he is named as in the semifinalist list.

In his senior season, Brooks has rushed for 2,353 yards and 37 touchdowns. His efforts have pushed Shiner to a current 11-2 record, currently preparing for the fourth round of Texas High School Playoffs. Brooks and Shiner are going for their third straight 2A state championship title.

Along with Brooks in the group of 25 semifinalists are some Aggie targets, across the classes of 2023 and 2024.

2023 five-star running back Rueben Owens, 2023 five-star safety Peyton Bowen, 2023 four-star cornerback Malik Muhammad, 2024 running back Taylor Tatum, 2024 ATH Dre’lon Miller, and 2024 ATH Terry Bussey were among the list.

Dalton Brooks On3 Scouting Summary

Versatile athlete who is one of the more dominant small-town players from the state of Texas in recent years. Stars for back-to-back state champion Shiner High as a running back and safety. Rushed for over 2,600 yards and 39 touchdowns at over 10 yards per carry as a junior. Doubles as a strong track athlete, posting good numbers in several events including the 100 meters (11.15 seconds), the long jump (22-10.25 feet) and the triple jump (45-7 feet). Has a leaner athletic build that has room to fill out nicely at the next level.

Smooth runner with easy closing speed to ball carriers. Willing to come downhill and strike as well as cover sideline to sideline in the back half. Flashes the long speed and change of direction necessary to play in the secondary at a top tier collegiate program or as a running back. Will need to adjust to the speed of the game coming from a lower classification, but has the physical tools and inherent skills to make an impact, perhaps early on.