Airport’s Paxton Brooks made his college choice a week before his senior season begins.
The kicker verbally committed to Tennessee on Thursday. Brooks also had offers from North Carolina State, Wake Forest and Army.
Brooks visited Tennessee in the spring and also attended two camps there.
“I fell in love with the place first time I visited there,” Brooks said. “It was a really tough decision butI felt like Tennessee is where I should be.”
Another factor in Brooks’ decision is that Tennessee had kinesiology, his major in college. He said he will enroll in January.
Brooks will handle punting duties and be the Vols’ kickoff specialist.
Brooks, 6-foot-5, 170-pounds is ranked as the No. 2 punter in the country, according to the Kohl’s Kicking rankings and was selected for the Under Armour All-American game last month.
Last season, Brooks led the Midlands in punting with a 41-yard average. He also was 8-of-10 field goals, including a 51-yarder against North Augusta and was 45-of-48 on extra points.