Stop me if you have heard this one before: Alabama has received a commitment from elite Miami wide receiver.
Jacorey Brooks made his announcement via Tweet on Friday afternoon. The Miami-to-Tuscaloosa WR pipeline was forged by Amari Cooper. Next in line was Calvin Ridley, followed by Jerry Jeudy. Hopefully, the Crimson Tide has found their next great South Florida sensation.
Brooks is ranked by the 247sport composite as the 37th best prospect in the nation for 2021, and the No. 3 pass catcher. Rivals has him as 15th best overall and 2nd best receiver. He stand 6’3” and weighs 185 lbs.
A big body with a long wingspan and long stride. Some muscle already developed, but should only get bigger once in a college strength program. Measured 6-2 the spring before his junior season, but pushing 6-3. A natural pass catcher with good balance. Has the ability to not only win balls in the air, but also turn short routes into long gains. Can line up on the outside, but also work the slot. Speed a bit of a concern after running a 4.83 on the lasers, but has gone as low as 22.18 in the 200-meter dash which suggests he can get going once moving. Film backs that up. Should develop into a multi-year starter at the Power 5 level and has the chance to see meaningful snaps early on in his career given his size.
In 2019, Brooks caught an astounding 99 passes for 1,281 yards and scored 18 receiving touchdowns.
The main competitors for his signature was Florida, followed distantly by Miami and LSU. Charles Huff is credited as the primary Tide recruiter. Brooks is the fourth member of the Class of 2021 and second wide receiver after fellow Floridian Agiye Hall who committed last month.