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LSU linebacker Marcel Brooks entered his title into the NCAA switch portal Friday, based on Shea Dixon of 247Sports activities.
“Brooks had a dialog with LSU’s workers on Friday morning earlier than making his determination to enter the portal,” Dixon wrote.
Brooks performed 11 video games as a reserve final 12 months for the nationwide champion Tigers, amassing eight tackles and 1.5 sacks.
Brooks, who was the No. 32 total prospect in 247Sports activities’ class of 2019 composite rankings, performed at Marcus Excessive College in Flower Mound, Texas. He performed exterior linebacker, security and extensive receiver for the Marauders and earned a spot within the 2019 All-American Bowl.
Gabe Brooks, 247Sports activities’ Midlands area recruiting analyst, in contrast him to ex-New York Jets linebacker Darron Lee in a 2018 scouting report and wrote the next:
“Tall, lengthy, rangy athlete with excellent body. Good top and an enormous wingspan. Bulking potential may be very excessive given his body. Dynamic athlete who reveals excellent playmaking capacity on either side of the ball. Dominant at occasions in opposition to robust competitors in Texas’ largest classification. Has proven affect playmaking capacity at exterior linebacker, receiver, and even DB. Initiatives to exterior linebacker with a really excessive ceiling as a pass-rusher. Excellent top-end pace relative to projected place. Explodes off the sting and closes quick. Harmful in bottom pursuit. Highly effective striker. Scheme-versatile. Performs with a imply streak.“
Gabe Brooks gave Marcel Brooks excellent grades in pass-rush capacity, putting capacity and athleticism.
As Wilson Alexander of the Advocate famous, Brooks appeared in line for extra taking part in time in 2020 and appeared prepared “to assist lead [the LSU] move rush this fall.”
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron additionally praised his potential.
“As everyone knows, he is very quick, and as soon as he catches on to the scheme, I believe he’ll be a wonderful linebacker,” he stated in March.
With former Tigers linebackers Okay’Lavon Chaisson, Michael Divinity, Jacob Phillips and Patrick Queen now within the NFL, the door was open for Brooks.
Alexander reported Brooks has the choice of eradicating his title from the portal and returning to this system.