Alabama is still building its 2021 recruiting class, and the program received some big news on Friday. Jacorey Brooks, a four-star wide receiver and the No. 37 overall player in the country in the 2021 class, committed to the Crimson Tide over Florida and several other offers. He is the fourth member of coach Nick Saban's recruiting class during this cycle.
"With all that I've accomplished...my road to my mission doesn't stop here," he wrote on Twitter. "I want to acknowledge first my parents for keeping me level-headed and installing live/game-changing characteristics inside of me. Thanks mom and dad. I also want to acknowledge every coach/trainer who had a hand in the course of my development."
Brooks, a 6-foot-3, 185-pounder from Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, is the third-ranked wide receiver in the country and the No. 6 player in the Sunshine State. He ran a 4.83-second 40-yard dash and a notched 32.8-inch vertical jump at a regional camp for The Opening in February 2019. He had 99 catches for 1,281 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior last season.
Andrew Ivins, Miami insider for 247Sports, provided this scouting report on Brooks.
"A big body with a long wingspan and long stride," Ivins wrote. "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. Could be a future Day 3 pick in the NFL Draft."
Brooks is the third four-star player in Alabama's 2021 recruiting class. His addition moves the Crimson Tide from No. 57 to No. 43 in the 247Sports team recruiting rankings, and from No. 12 to No. 8 in the SEC.