Back in late January we saw four-star defensive end, Dylan Brooks, asked to be released from his NLI due to the firing of Jeremy Pruitt. Just the other day he was granted his release from the school, and now it looks like he already has a new home. Via Twitter, Brooks announced his commitment to the Auburn Tigers.
Dylan Brooks is a 6’5, 250-pound man child from Roanoke, Alabama. He played defensive end/outside linebacker for Handley High School. He helped the Tigers to a 14-1 season, along with a 4A State Championship. According to 247Sports Brooks is the No. 6 weak-side defensive end in the Class of 2021, and the 4th best player in Alabama. Depending on how he grows, Dylan Brooks could play either outside linebacker or strong side defensive end.
This is obviously a huge pick up for the Auburn Tigers, especially considering their newly hired head coach Bryan Harsin. Dylan Brooks is now the Tigers top ranked recruit in their 2021 recruiting cycle, and pushes into a Top 20 class. He joins the nation’s No. 7 overall defensive tackle, Lee Hunter, along with Ahmari Harvey on the defensive side of the ball.
After speaking with some of the coaching staff, along with head coach Bryan Harsin, Brooks was locked in. Outside linebackers coach Bert Watts and defensive line coach Nick Eason, helped reel in the talented edge rusher. He spoke with former Auburn head coach, and now UCF head coach, Gus Malzahn but wanted to stay home “in the 334”.