With that kind of pressure, head coach Nick Saban needs to ensure that the team has a deep recruiting class year after year. The arrival of five-star wide receiver Jacorey Brooks is just one reason the team will remain a consistent threat at the top.
WR Jacorey Brooks Enrolls at Alabama
Before his enrollment at the University of Alabama, the superstar wide receiver had to weigh offers from programs such as Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Penn State, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and West Virginia.
Brooks, the No. 2 receiver nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite, graduated from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, after transferring from Booker T. Washington High School in Miami in the 2020 offseason during the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak.
Brooks arrived in Tuscaloosa in January 2021.
Jacorey Brooks Highlights
Brooks can use his size to his advantage and easily score against smaller-sized defenders. At 6-foot-3, he is threat to win battles for contested passes against cornerbacks.
One drawback could be his relatively slow 40-yard dash time (4.83 seconds), but he appears to be faster on film and has had no trouble being able to get past coverage.
Although Clemson and LSU have won College Football Playoff championships in recent years, Nick Saban’s squad is always the favorite. Tuscaloosa is an enticing option for recruits, and Brooks will only help bolster their receiving corps, which took a hit with the departures of Jaylen Waddle (Miami Dolphins) and Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith (Philadelphia Eagles) to the 2021 NFL Draft.
Brooks will join four-stars Agiye Hall, JoJo Earle, and Christian Leary as pass catchers in Alabama’s 2021 recruiting class. The Tide sit atop 247Sports‘ team recruiting rankings ahead of the likes of Oklahoma, Michigan, Ohio State, Georgia, LSU, and Texas A&M.