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— Randy Edsall (@RandyEdsall) February 6, 2013
Name: Jalen Brooks.
Position: Outside linebacker.
High school: North Gwinnett (Ga.) High.
Height, weight: 6 feet 2, 220 pounds.
Rank: Three stars (247sports.com and ESPN.com).
>> Per the Baltimore Sun, Brooks is a strong student who considered multiple Ivy League schools. He will also turn 18 on National Signing Day.
>> Brooks racked up 93 tackles (67 solo) his senior season, including 15 for a loss, five sacks, three interceptions (two of which he returned for touchdowns), 16 quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one blocked kick.
>> Brooks earned all-region honors for Gwinnett, leading his high school to the third round of the Georgia AAAAAA playoffs and capturing nods to both the Georgia North/South All-Star Game and the Gwinnett County All-Star Game.
>> Like quarterback Shane Cockerille, Brooks was a standout wrestler in high school, finishing fourth in the state as a junior at the 195-pound weight class. He is currently ranked third in Georgia at the 220-pound class, which gives some indication about the weight put on between his junior and senior years.