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Auburn lands four-star defensive end Brooks

Auburn lands four-star defensive end Brooks

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It’s been over two weeks since National Signing Day, but the Auburn Tigers have added another talented recruit to their class of 2020.

Former Tennessee defensive end signee Dylan Brooks committed to Auburn on Saturday. The addition of the four-star recruit comes after Brooks was finally released from his national letter of intent with the Volunteers on Friday.

Brooks is considered the fourth-best recruit in the state of Alabama’s class of 2021 according to 247 Sports and the sixth-best defensive end prospect in the nation per the same metrics. His addition vaults Auburn’s recruiting class up to 20th in the nation and eighth in the SEC after being situated 27th and 10th in the conference.

Brooks is considered the top-rated recruit in Auburn’s 2021 recruiting class.

Brooks was a standout at Handley High School in Alabama. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder had 44 total tackles, eight tackles for loss, four sacks and one interception in 2020 for a defense that only allowed 11.8 points per game as part of a team that won 12 games and captured the Class 4A state title.

Brooks’ play as a senior earned him first team All-State honors.

Brooks initially signed with Tennessee during the December early signing period, but upon head coach Jeremy Pruitt’s firing in January he requested his release citing extenuating circumstances. Weeks went by before the Volunteers finally relented and allowed Brooks to leave with no limitations about his next school.

Brooks becomes Auburn’s fourth in-state signee in this year’s class along with defensive tackle Lee Hunter and defensive backs Juwon Gaston and Armani Diamond. He gives the class 18 signees, a group that includes former Northwestern defensive end Eku Leota.

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