May 21, 2024

Recruit Profile: Devante Brooks

Devante Brooks is an excellent tight end for St. John’s College High School, and he will be an asset to Tennessee’s offense during his college career.

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Devante Brooks is from Washington, D.C. and attends St. John’s College High School. He is a phenomenal athlete and a two-way player at the high school level. However, Brooks will probably just be a tight end at the collegiate level.


247Sports: No. 22 TE and No. 602 overall player in the class of 2016

Rivals: No. 27 TE

ESPN: Not ranked in the ESPN300 for class of 2016 players


Brooks has received SEC offers from Kentucky and Tennessee. He has received 13 offers in total. Some of the most notable offers include Iowa, Michigan, and Virginia Tech. Brooks decided that the best place for him would be on Rocky Top, and he committed to become a Volunteer.

Film Review

Brooks has good size at approximately 6’5” and 235 pounds, and he also possesses good speed for a bigger guy, clocking in with a 4.70 second 40-yard dash. He gets off of the line very effectively and runs his routes efficiently due to his ability to change direction well. He has shown the ability to stretch the field against defenses, and he is a matchup nightmare. He is an athletic tight end with dependable hands who can come up big in the passing game. While he is not considered the best blocker, Brooks has shown the ability to  utilize his size and strength to hold blocks well.

Offenses love to utilize big, athletic tight ends as match-up problems for defenses. Tennessee is fortunate enough that Brooks has decided to bring his talents to Knoxville, and the Volunteers’ offense will benefit from what he brings to the table.

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