A graduate of Hoover High School, Brooks was actively involved in the Hoover choral program, where he served as president of several different choirs. His senior year, Brooks was also the faculty liaison for the Hoover Ambassador program and was a member of several honors societies, including National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society. Outside of school, Brooks maintained active involvement leading worship for the youth at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church and singing in the Dawson Chapel Choir, where he served as president. In addition to his involvement at church, Brooks worked at Bruester's Ice Cream for over three years and held a job at Summer Show-Offs, a music camp for kids, during the summers. At Samford, Brooks is a member of the A Cappella Choir and is involved with RUF on Monday nights.