FRISCO, Texas -- At The Opening Finals, the collection of more than 150 of the top college football prospects under one roof, Marcel Brooks not only proved he belonged, but he stood out. That doesn't typically happen at the linebacker position but the four-star prospect out of Flower Mound (Tex.) Marcus proved his point in coverage time and time again.

247Sports got some of his work from the prestigious 7-on-7 tournament (see above), where he not only made plays on the football, but let opponents know about it as well. His exploits on defense helped Team Boomin' get to the event's championship game before ultimately falling to team Overdrive to cap the contest. But before it ended, the future LSU Tiger had long made his mark.

247Sports Director of Scouting, Barton Simmons, said his rise in the rankings pairs his tape and potential with what the network saw from him in person while in Frisco.

“His film shows a striker’s mentality and physicality that is eye-popping," Simmons said. "But he also shows length that is rare at linebacker and athleticism that could make him right at home as a safety.”

The fresh 247Sports rankings, released on Thursday afternoon, peg Brooks as the No. 24 prospect in the class of 2019 regardless of position. He moves all the way up from No. 85 among all rising-senior recruits while sitting as the No. 2 outside linebacker projection nationally. He is also the No. 2 overall prospect in the Lone Star State for the class of 2019 on the network, now equipped with a 97 numerical rating, placing him just outside of five-star consideration at this time.

"Brooks is one of the more physically gifted prospects in country regard of position," 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong said. "He's got the size, length and speed combination, along with the versatility. I think he's going to evolve into one of the best outside linebackers in the country and you can even put him at safety or cornerback at the high school level.

"He is explosive with a short-area burst, has great change of direction quickness and ability to suffocate passes at him in the flat. There's not many with more trait than him. It's going to come down to maturity and staying focused, but he's got as much talent as anybody in this class."

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Brooks committed to LSU on April 29 following an official visit with his family to Baton Rouge that weekend. He picked the Tiger program over fellow finalist Alabama, which remains in communication with him ala the in-state Texas Longhorns despite the current pledge. Most of the programs recruiting the rising-senior covet his overall athleticism and versatility. 

"I always try to play with no scheme," Brooks recently told 247Sports. "I don’t have a position that fits me so I always have to play around in different positions like safety and outside linebacker and pass rusher. I do those to a really good extent to the college coaches. So they just want to play me everywhere depending on who we’re playing."