Earlier Thursday evening, legacy 2017 three-star linebacker DeCalon Brooks, son of former FSU great Derrick Brooks, committed to Florida State. The Gaither High School student from Tampa (Fl.) chose the 'Noles over seven other schools that were Rutgers, Louisville, USF, Iowa State, FIU, Middle Tennessee and Illinois.
Brooks had been a participant in Jimbo Fisher's football camp over the summer and was a visitor for the Spring Game back in April. He had been offered by FSU since January of 2016 with his recruiting led by Lawrence Dawsey and Charles Kelly. Standing in at 5'11 175 lb, the linebacker is ranked the 1,103 prospect in the nation and 51st among inside linebackers.
For his high school in 2015, the then junior played in 10 games, recording 114 total tackles and 12 tackles for loss, an improvement on his sophomore mark of 104 tackles.
Derrick Brooks, DeCalon's father, played for the 'Noles back in 1993 and 1994 before getting selected in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he would continue his dominance in the sport. The elder brooks was named ACC defensive player of the year in 1993 when he has two defensive touchdowns and was a consensus All-American in both '93 and '94.
With the commitment, Florida State's 2017 recruiting class now sits at eighth in the nation and first in the ACC with its 13 total commitments according to 247 composite rankings. Brooks becomes the second linebacker recruit of that 2017 class with DeMarco Artis, three-star from Seminole (Fl.) the other.