From Prep to Pro!, EST 2001
Bookmark and Share









 Draft Scout College Football Player News


  When Georgia Tech defensive tackle Djimon Brooks was given the opportunity to play a second senior season, he apparently didn't need much time to mull it over. "When we found out last year that they could come back, I don't even think I put a period on the end of the sentence, and he was like, Yep, I'm back. I'm coming back," defensive line coach Larry Knight said Thursday. "And that was that." Knight categorized Brooks' return for the year granted to all fall- and winter-sports athletes by the NCAA due to the impact of COVID-19 as "huge." In Brooks, the Yellow Jackets have back the defensive lineman with the most career starts in the group (12) but also someone with an example worth following.

Brooks arrived in 2016 as a walk-on from Washington County High and played in one game in his first three seasons. After the hire of coach Geoff Collins, Brooks earned a spot in the rotation and played in all 12 games (with four starts) in 2019 as a junior, making 27 tackles. In July 2020, he was put on scholarship and awarded the No. 0 jersey, emblematic of his lack of FBS and FCS scholarship offers and status as a "zero-star" recruit. (The NCAA approved the usage of the No. 0 jersey for the 2020 season, making Brooks the first to wear the number in team history.) "That was a big deal for us, who was going to wear that number for us," Knight said. - Atlanta Journal Constitution


(DS#999 DT) rSr/2022 DT Djimon BrooksGeorgia Tech
News Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution


,








 BACK TO TOP


 Buy Draft Scout Weekly


** Draft Scout Data **

(Everything Online PLUS)

 XTB 2021 Draft Guide


** XTB 2021 Draft Guide **

(363 Pages, Scouting Profiles, Player Rankings & More, On Sale Now!)

 Support Draft Scout

The Database Engine for NFLDraftScout.com, Draft Scout is being repurposed...Support the Future Development of ScoutNation.com...

 




 Draft Scout Archives


** 2010-2019 Draft Scout Archives **

(Yearly Player Data Exports, Prospect Lists & More)

 Draft Scout Future

100% Dedicated and Never Done
80% Innovated
45% Hidden
35% Built

Synergization







Twitter: Draft Scout | JBScouting | Rob Rang | Draft Scout @ Rokfin FB | Rob Rang @ Rokfin FB
  Facebook | Draft Scout Evolve | Player News | Buy Draft Scout Weekly | Contact

Coming Soon...Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy

Draft Scout is an Independent Contractor, Currently Outsourcing Non-Exclusive Scalable Content
Brian Hitterman, NFL Draft Scout/Draft Scout Database Creator, Contact: brianhitterman@msn.com