Jack linebacker Dylan Brooks has reportedly entered the transfer portal
Auburn has lost yet another defender to the transfer portal. This time it’s jack linebacker Dylan Brooks who entered the portal on Saturday according to Matt Olson of The Athletic.
Brooks was Auburn’s highest-rated signee in the 2021 recruiting class and was expected to be part of the rotation at jack linebacker this season.
The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder redshirted as a freshman and appeared in nine games last season as a backup to Derick Hall and Eku Leota. He made six tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss, 1.0 sack, recovered a fumble, and defended one pass last season.
With Hall and Leota heading to the NFL Auburn’s depth from last season has been erased. Joko Willis is also in the transfer portal and Marcus Bragg was out of eligibility after the season.
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The Tigers have added three players this offseason to play jack in Vanderbilt transfer Elijah McAllister and true freshmen Keldric Faulk and Brenton Williams.
Auburn is in pursuit of multiple pass rushers from the portal and one of the top targets is Isaac Ukwu. The former James Madison defender is on a visit to Auburn this weekend and would bring some needed experience to a room that is in desperate need of it.
The seventh-year player racked up 83 tackles, 27.0 tackles for loss, 16.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery over the past two seasons.
Brooks is the eighth Auburn player to enter the portal during the spring window and the seventh defensive player, joining safety Craig McDonald, linebackers Powell Gordon, Desmond Tisdol, and Kameron Brown, defensive linemen Jeffrey M’ba and Tobechi Okoli, and wide receiver Tar’Varish Dawson.
Auburn EDGE Dylan Brooks has entered the transfer portal, @TheAthletic has learned.
Former top-100 recruit who backed up second-round pick Derick Hall last season.
— Max Olson (@max_olson) April 29, 2023
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