Dylan Brooks Lone SI99 Member for Vols

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Dylan Brooks was one of the top targets in the 2021 class for Jeremy Pruitt and company since Pruitt took the helm in Knoxville. Brooks announced a commitment to Tennessee over the Spring, and he has remained the crown jewel of the class.

Earlier this week, Sports Illustrated All-American released their final list of the country's top 99 players, and Brooks was the lone signee on the list.

Brooks came in at 55th on the list, and he is considered one of the nation's premier pass-rushers.

Earlier this year, analyst Edwin Weathersby said on Brooks: Brooks is another player that is high on both our Edge board and overall board. He combines ideal length with solid activity with his mitts, including a chop and a powerful longarm stab. After he routinely reduces ground quickly on blockers, the long-framed Brooks shows enough ability to bend at entry points, before using a long stride to close and finish. With his length, Brooks can be a nightmare for passers trying to manipulate throwing lanes, as his arms and mitts present difficult obstacles. The future Vol also can be productive in the run game, showing solid scheme-read traits and mental processing, plus quick-shed ability versus tight ends and running backs. Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt is defensive-minded at heart and Brooks has the skill set to be a cornerstone defender on the edges in Knoxville.

Brooks had a fun recruitment to follow from the beginning as he is one of the more reserved prospects in the country. However, he recently sat down with VR2 on SI to discuss the final weeks of his recruitment, which included an attempt to keep his signing quiet until February.

Brooks said, "I signed on signing day, but I just didn't go public with it because I wanted to sign with my teammates in February. I got tired of it, so I just went ahead and came out with it because I knew where I was going to go the whole time, though, Tennessee."

Below is the full list of SI99 prospects

  1. QB Caleb Williams - Oklahoma
  2. EDGE JT Tuimoloau - Considering Alabama, Ohio State, Washington, USC, Oregon
  3. EDGE Jack Sawyer - Ohio State
  4. IDL Korey Foreman - USC
  5. OT Tommy Brockermeyer - Alabama
  6. RB TreVeon Henderson - Ohio State
  7. WR Emeka Egbuka - Ohio State
  8. OT JC Latham - Alabama
  9. RB Camar Wheaton - Alabama
  10. EDGE Demeioun Robinson - Maryland
  11. IDL Damon Payne - Alabama
  12. IDL Maason Smith - LSU
  13. OT Amarius Mims - Georgia
  14. IDL Leonard Taylor - Miami
  15. QB Ty Thompson - Oregon
  16. IDL Tywone Malone - Considering Ole Miss, Texas A&M, FSU, Tenn., USC, Rutgers
  17. WR Beaux Collins - Clemson
  18. S James Williams - Miami
  19. IOL Bryce Foster - Texas A&M
  20. QB JJ McCarthy - Michigan
  21. IOL Donovan Jackson - Ohio State
  22. CB Jason Marshall - Florida
  23. QB Brock Vandagriff - Georgia
  24. Slot Mario Williams - Oklahoma
  25. QB Sam Huard - Washington
  26. IDL Payton Page - Clemson
  27. WR Dont’e Thornton - Oregon
  28. LB Jeremiah Trotter - Clemson
  29. CB Ga’Quincy McKinstry - Alabama
  30. LB Xavian Sorey - Georgia
  31. LB Smael Mondon - Georgia
  32. QB Drake Maye - North Carolina
  33. EDGE Dallas Turner - Alabama
  34. TE-Y Thomas Fidone - Nebraska
  35. IDL Keyshawn Silver - North Carolina
  36. CB Nathaniel Wiggins - Clemson
  37. RB Will Shipley - Clemson
  38. LB Barrett Carter - Clemson
  39. LB Terrence Lewis - Maryland
  40. WR Marvin Harrison - Ohio State
  41. OT Kingsley Suamataia - Oregon
  42. LB Raesjon Davis - Considering USC, Ohio State, Notre Dame, LSU
  43. EDGE Elijah Jeudy - Texas A&M
  44. S Terrion Arnold - Considering Alabama, Georgia, Florida
  45. WR Jacorey Brooks - Alabama
  46. TE-H Brock Bowers - Georgia
  47. Slot Christian Leary - Alabama
  48. LB Julien Simon - USC
  49. IDL Gabe Rubio - Notre Dame
  50. LB Prince Kollie - Notre Dame
  51. Nickel Jordan Hancock - Ohio State
  52. EDGE Jeremiah Williams - Florida
  53. Nickel Billy Bowman - Oklahoma
  54. QB Kyle McCord - Ohio State
  55. EDGE Dylan Brooks - Tennessee
  56. RB Evan Pryor - Ohio State
  57. CB Latrell McCutchin - Oklahoma
  58. S David Daniel - Georgia
  59. QB Tyler Buchner - Notre Dame
  60. OT Tristan Leigh - Clemson
  61. TE-Y Cane Berrong - Notre Dame
  62. LB Reid Carrico - Ohio State
  63. WR Troy Franklin - Oregon
  64. OT Blake Fisher - Notre Dame
  65. TE Hudson Wolfe - Ole Miss
  66. WR Xavier Worthy - Michigan
  67. IDL Lee Hunter - Auburn
  68. RB Amari Daniels - Texas A&M
  69. EDGE Zaire Patterson - Clemson
  70. S Amhari Harvey - Auburn
  71. Slot Jabez Tinae - Washington
  72. QB Preston Stone - SMU
  73. EDGE Tyreak Sapp - Florida
  74. EDGE Quintin Somerville - UCLA
  75. Slot JoJo Earle - Alabama
  76. WR Jerand Bradley - Texas Tech
  77. WR Destyn Hill - Considering Florida, Florida State, LSU
  78. CB JK Johnson - Ohio State
  79. IDL Mike Hall - Ohio State
  80. Nickel Steven Ortiz - Minnesota
  81. S Derrick Davis - LSU
  82. Nickel Sage Ryan - LSU
  83. DL Elliot Donald - Pitt
  84. QB Miller Moss - USC
  85. WR Brian Thomas - Considering LSU, Alabama, Texas A&M
  86. QB Jaxson Dart - USC
  87. RB Corey Kiner - LSU
  88. IOL Ezra Dotson-Oyetade - Arizona State
  89. IDL Monkell Goodwine - Alabama
  90. LB Jamon Dumas-Johnson - Georgia
  91. S Corey Collier - Florida
  92. LB Jaraye Williams - Louisville
  93. TE Jake Brinningstool - Clemson
  94. RB Donovan Edwards - Michigan
  95. QB Eli Stowers - Texas A&M
  96. RB Armoni Goodwin - LSU
  97. QB Jake Garcia - Miami
  98. IOL Jaeden Roberts - Alabama
  99. S Nyland Green - Georgia