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2017 Alabama linebacker Jamal Brooks commits to Missouri Tigers

Missouri got in on the ground floor before the Bessemer linebacker's stock took off.


Barry Odom was pumped about the news.

Name Jamal Brooks
Position OLB
Height, Weight 6'1, 223
City (School) Bessemer, AL (Bessemer)
Rating (Rivals) 3 stars (5.5)
Rating (Scout) 3 stars
Rating (247 Composite) 3 stars (0.8388)
Other Offers of Note Louisville, Pitt, Maryland, Vandy, Kentucky
Previous Posts Missouri Recruiting Roundup

A linebacker from the heart of SEC territority, Brooks looks like a someone who plays with a chip on their shoulder. Per 247sports he had an impressive junior year:

168 total tackles with eight sacks, three interceptions, eight forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries while leading Bessemer City to a 8-5 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the Class 6A playoffs. Brooks earned all-state honors as a sophomore as well. caught up with him in early June at the Sound Mind Soud Body camp in Atlanta:

A brief review of his film paints Brooks as a classic strongside linebacker in high school. Strong pursuit instincts, willing hitter but perhaps limited playing sideline-to-sideline or turning and running in coverage. He fits the mold of a Barry Odom linebacker who likes to attack the ball-carrier. He's the type of player I could see starting on special teams as a freshman much like Terez Hall.

Missouri's Recruiting Hot Board

Brooks' commitment is likely one of two at the linebacker position in an effort to replace departing seniors Michael Scherer and Donavin Newsom. You can check out the rest of our recruiting hot board below:

Missouri's 2017 Recruiting class

Congrats and welcome to the Zou Jamal!

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