The next recruiting sweepstakes involving the Canes will take place around 1 p.m. Tuesday when Navarro (Corsicana, Tex.) junior college defensive tackle Terrell Brooks (6-4, 300) chooses between Kansas State, Baylor and Miami.
“I have a pretty good idea, but I want to get a few things cleared up before that happens,” Brooks told ESPN. “I’ve pretty much come down to the nitty-gritty, and me and my family have been talking about everything. [Tuesday] morning, I’m making my decision where I’ll be signing.”
Brooks was named all NJCAA honorable mention after racking up 46 tackles and 11 tackles for loss. He helped Navarro win the school's third consecutive Southwest Junior College Football Conference championship and finish the 2012 season ranked No. 4 in the final NJCAA poll.
A source said last Thursday Brooks was the player UM had received a silent commitment from, prompting the Hurricanes to temporarily yank a scholarship offer away from Miami Booker T. Washington All-American offensive lineman Denver Kirkland. UM has since put offer back on the table after meeting with Kirkland and his family over the weekend.
Brooks signed with North Texas coming out of high school in 2011.
The Hurricanes remain in pursuit of two highly-touted defensive tackles out of Palm Beach: Keith Bryant and Jaynard Bostwick. Florida State and Florida are said to be leading for their services, respectively.