La. Tech picks up 300-pound defender

Kilgore (Texas) Junior College defensive tackle DeAngelo Brooks has become the fourth Class of 2013 verbal for Louisiana Tech, according to the Shreveport Times.

"I've known [Tech assistant] coach [Stan] Eggen since my senior year of high school and we have a great relationship," Brooks said. "It spoke to me to make a choice."

Brooks attended Airline High School (Bossier City, La.) before Kilgore, where he was named the Times All-City Athlete of the Year. The 6-foot-1, 300-pounder was a two-time state champion wrestler in addition to his accomplishments on the gridiron.