Recruiting: 2019 LB Samuel Brooks commits to Miami Hurricanes

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The Hurricanes added a local linebacker to their 2019 recruiting class.

Samuel Brooks, a senior-to-be at Miami Northwestern High, committed to Miami on Saturday.

Brooks, listed at 6-2 and 195 pounds, chose UM over South Carolina, according to 247Sports.

He is the No. 55 outside linebacker in 247Sports’ rankings. ESPN and Rivals haven’t ranked him, but like 247Sports, those websites consider Brooks a three-star recruit.

Since January, he has collected offers from Arkansas, North Carolina State, Auburn, Florida, Northern Illinois and the Gamecocks.

Brooks tore the ACL and MCL in one of his knees as a junior, but UM expects a full recovery.

“When I got injured that took a lot of eyes off of me, but Miami was always there,” Brooks told InsideTheU. “Every time that I talked with them they just asked if my knee was getting better, but were never really concerned about the future. They just recruited me like everyone else. I’m ahead of schedule with the recovery and everything so they are excited.”

Miami is looking for its next wave of linebackers, with Shaq Quarterman, Michael Pinckney and Zach McCloud entering their draft-eligible junior seasons. The other linebackers in Miami’s 2019 class are three-star prospects Diamante Howard (Miami Southridge High) and Jesiah Pierre (Mount Dora Christian). UM signed one in 2018, three-star Patrick Joyner.

The Hurricanes have 12 commits in the 2019 class — more than anyone in the nation — and rank No. 1 in 247Sports’ composite ratings.

Brooks’ highlight tape: