2013 Crooks did not see action as a true freshman... Showed quick feet, excellent agility and explosive power during fall practices working as a practice squad offensive guard.
High School Two-year captain for Atlanta public school power... As senior, started at OT and DT, helping Panthers go 9-2 and advance to AAAA state playoffs... Named Second Team MaxPreps All-American after senior campaign... In 2012, also earned First Team AAAA All-State OL, All-Region and All-City from Atlanta Journal-Constitution by producing 40 pancake blocks... Helped pave way for two RBs to surpass 1,000 yards during senior year.
Personal Delando Lamar Crooks... "Lando"... Son of Lester Crooks and the late Janice Crooks... Born April 11, 1995... Has four brothers: Damien, Damion, Dominic and Kenard; and three sisters: Kareen, Corlett, and Alisha... Mentored and coached by his uncle, Troy Vaccianna... Named school's Homecoming King as senior... Enjoys playing chess.