|High School:||North Gwinnett HS|
- 2014 All-Big Ten Academic selection
As a Redshirt Freshman (2014): An All-Big Ten Academic selection … appeared in 12 games with four starts at outside linebacker ... finished the season with 21 tackles (12 solo) … had two tackles against James Madison (8/30) … made his first career start at Syracuse (9/20) and totaled four tackles … recorded three stops and 0.5 TFL and a pass breakup at Indiana (9/27) … notched a career-high seven tackles at Penn State (11/1).
As a Freshman (2013): Served a redshirt season ... named scout team special teams player of the week for his efforts in preparation for West Virginia (9/21) ... earned scout team defensive player of the week for his efforts in preparation for Wake Forest (10/19).
At Gwinnett High School: Rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com, ESPN.com and Rivals.com … earned all-region honors while leading North Gwinnett to an 11-2 record in 2012 and the third round of the Georgia 6A playoffs … participated in the Georgia North/South All-Star Game and the Gwinnett County All-Star Game … also wrestled and ran track … as a wrestler, finished fourth in the state at 195 pounds as a junior and placed sixth at 220 pounds as a senior … also considered Harvard, Princeton and Yale … coached by Bob Sphire.
Personal: Born in Cleveland, Ohio … parents are Darryl and Leslie Brooks … has one sibling, Cory … father, Darryl, wrestled at Central State University in Ohio … was the scholar-athlete award winner for football at North Gwinnett … full name is Darryl Jalen Brooks … majoring in marketing.