Top 20 linebacker Ellis Brooks commits to Duke over Notre Dame, others

Top 20 linebacker Ellis Brooks commits to Duke over Notre Dame, others

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Top 20 linebacker Ellis Brooks commits to Duke over Notre Dame, others

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Ellis Brooks, a four-star linebacker according to several recruiting services and among the best in the country, committed to Duke Thursday.

“I have a great relationship with the coaches and players,” Brooks told Scout.com. “It’s also a great school academically. And I was their top target and they wanted me more than anyone else. It just feels like home and I feel the most comfortable there.

“I’m very excited about my decision. The recruiting process is fun and I’m thankful for all the opportunities, but it can be stressful. Now, I can just focus on football and winning another state championship.”

Brooks also announced his commitment on Twitter.

“My commitment is 100 percent and I don’t plan on visiting any other schools,” Brooks told Scout. “When you commit, you stay committed.”

Brooks chose the Blue Devils over offers from Notre Dame, Louisville, Michigan, South Carolina, and others.

Here are Brooks’ highlights from his junior season.

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