Brooks, a four-star recruit who played for Handley High School in Roanoke, Alabama, has a very, very bright future on the gridiron. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound weakside defensive end and outside linebacker is ferocious on the field and only getting better.
Dylan Brooks Signs With Auburn
Welcome to The Plains, @_dylanbrooks!
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) February 23, 2021
Dylan Brooks had nearly 30 official offers from universities across the country, according to 247Sports. They included Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kentucky, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Texas A&M, just to name a few.
Brooks initially signed his National Letter of Intent with Tennessee, but ultimately flipped to join another SEC team near his hometown.
The Vols and new head coach Josh Heupel and his coaching staff lost out on a good one.
Auburn football's 2021 recruiting class is a step in the right direction to make the Tigers contenders in the SEC and for a College Football Playoff berth. Brooks officially inked his pledge during the early signing period in December 2020.
Dylan Brooks Highlights
The Auburn signee has the type of physical attributes that NCAA college football coaches are looking for. Height, speed, and flexibility are all important for defensive ends, who make it their job to disrupt the quarterback and halt running backs at the line of scrimmage.
Brooks has been a factor in Handley's success. In 2019, the pass rusher finished the season with 64 tackles, 14 for a loss, and caught seven passes as a wide receiver.
As a sophomore in 2018, Brooks was a threat along the defensive line. He registered nine sacks, 55 tackles, two quarterback hurries, and one fumble recovery, per MaxPreps.
It won't be long before he is putting up big numbers on The Plains
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