Dylan Brooks, who was released from Tennessee NLI, announces new SEC commitment
Auburn picked up a big commitment on Saturday thanks to a recent release from his National Letter of Intent on Friday by Tennessee.
Dylan Brooks, a 4-star defensive end from Roanoke, Alabama (Hadley), is listed at 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds has committed to Auburn. He is the No. 4 player in Alabama in the Class of 2021, and the No. 6 WDE in this class in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite. He is rated the No. 76 player in this class.
“That’s the best place for me,” Brooks told Auburn Undercover. “I just want to stay home — 334.”
Brooks committed to the Vols last spring and signed with Tennessee on Dec. 16, but made the decision in January to go elsewhere after Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt and several assistants were fired. Brooks then requested to be released from his NLI, and it was granted on Friday.
Brooks was recruited to Auburn by coach Bryan Harsin, outside linebackers coach Bert Watts and defensive line coach Nick Eason.
“They’re real genuine guys. Coach Harsin — he’s just straight forward. He’s not going to beat around the bush with you. He’s going to tell you the truth. I also talked to Coach Watts and he’s a good dude, too. And Coach Eason,” Brooks said.
Brooks’ college position is still unknown. He could be an edge rusher or strong-side end in college. That will be determined after he arrives on campus this summer.
“They said it depends on how my body grows,” Brooks said. “But I really want to play outside. I think I’m better at pass rushing.”
— Keith Niebuhr (@Keith247Sports) February 20, 2021
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