National Spotlight: Overtown Tornadoes (FL) 21' WR Jacorey Brooks Jr. (6-3, 168)


By Jerry Williamson


This upcoming fall nationally recognized Miami Booker T. Washington is looking to reload at wide receiver, after losing seniors Deandre Williams (FIU) and Sharod Johnson (Syracuse) who signed to the division one level. The  Tornadoes, will not have to look far for size, speed and elite talent at the position, as their youth football feeder, Overtown Tornadoes 14U team has argubably the most physically intimidating wide receiver in the country for the class of 2021.

At 6-3, 168-pounds, Jacorey Brooks Jr. passes the eye-test for what teams look for in a wide receiver. Ultra competitive, Brooks Jr. is a quarterback’s dream with the way he attacks the ball in the air. His production in the red zone makes him an ideal target near the goal line, while he also has the ability as a home run threat.

Most people across the country may think, it's way too early to offer an eighth-grader, but tell that to SEC's Tennessee Volunteers, who verbally offered the sensational middle school student-athlete, yet to play a down of high school football, but then again he's not your normal eighth-grader.

Brooks Jr., shined on the big-stage. He made well recognized events such as the All-American Bowl and Miami Dolphins' Miami-Dade vs. Broward County All-Stars appeared as a Basketball open-run. He effortlessly out leaped a defender in the All-American Bowl and dominated practice, leading up to the game.

"Jacorey Brooks Jr., is the best athlete on the field", said a state champion coach. As he watched Brooks Jr., take a hitch over 50-yards for a touchdown, pulling away at least five yards from defenders, and then return a pick six at free safety, for an additional 45-yards. For someone his size, the speed and burst he possesses is unreal. Here's the scary part, he's still transitioning into football, after long history of playing basketball, which he's ranked nationally.

Brooks Jr., played a vital role, scoring 13 receiving touchdowns and picking off 4 passes, two were pick sixes, and made countless tackles for loss and sacks, when asked to play defensive end. Brooks Jr., have aided the Tornadoes to back-to-back National Championship appearances.

Brooks is already turning heads in the Miami Metropolitan area with his play for well-known South Florida Express 7-on-7 football team. Tennessee isn't the only program eyeing the future phenom. In-state programs FIU, FAU and UM according to 247sports, all have him on their radar. Brooks Jr, is already practicing with Miami Booker T. Washington varsity football team, and the staff high expectations for him based on the next paragraph.

"He (Brooks Jr.) is a fast learner, very coachable young man. Also can play DB. He will be a starter for us. And will be 5star when he leaves HS", said the varsity offensive coach Shanton Crummie.

Brooks Jr., is rated the No.1 wide receiver in Florida and No. 2 nationally, for his graduating class. The moment he begins lifting weights and running track, he's going to have nearly every division one program, flocking to Overtown, Florida to have a shot come National Signing Day. 

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