Florida State continues to add to its prized 2017 recruiting class, as head coach Jimbo Fisher has now welcomed 3-star linebacker DeCalon Brooks to the fold. Brooks, who is the son of Florida State legend Derrick Brooks, offered up his pledge to play for the Seminoles on Thursday.
Brooks took to Twitter to announce his decision:
“First I would like to thank god for all the blessings in my life,” he said on the social media site. “I thank my family for all their support and love throughout this whole entire process. I thank my coaches and my friends for their support and helping me throughout the whole thing. I really appreciate and give thanks to all the scouts who recruited me and show interest in me and wanting me to play at their school. But I have chosen to further my education and football career at Florida State University.”
— DeCalon Brooks (@DBrooks_28) August 19, 2016
Brooks, a 5’11”, 197-pound inside linebacker from Tampa, Florida (Gaither High School) is rated as a 3-star recruit according to 247Sports. The site ranks him as the No. 1103 overall prospect in the 2017 class and the 51st-best inside linebacker in the country. 247Sports also regards Brooks as the 160th-best football player in the state of Florida.
He chose the Seminoles while having offers from Florida International, Illinois, Iowa State, Louisville, Middle Tennessee State, Rutgers and South Florida.
Brooks is the 13th recruit to offer up a verbal commitment to Fisher in the 2017 class. It is a class that 247Sports currently ranks as the eighth-best in the country and tops among all ACC teams.