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Vols Commit Tears ACL for 2nd Time in 2 Years

Four-star tight end Devante Brooks, one of the highest rated commits in Tennessee's 2016 class, revealed Wednesday night he tore his ACL for the 2nd time in 2 years.

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The Tennessee Volunteers received some discouraging news Wednesday evening when one of their top recruits revealed he had torn his ACL again.

Devante Brooks, a 4-star tight end out of Washington DC, posted on Twitter Wednesday evening that he would be missing his senior year of high school after tearing his ACL for the 2nd time in 2 years.

Brooks missed his junior season of high school for the same reason, and he will miss out on his senior season after tearing the same ACL barely a year after his first tear. Brooks has played both tight end and defensive end in high school, but he is projected as a tight end at the collegiate level. 247Sports has Brooks ranked as the 10th best tight end in the country.

Brooks has offers from a dozen other schools including Michigan, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Stanford. Brooks committed to the Vols back in mid January and has served as an active social media recruiter for the Vols since then. Brooks does expect to be ready by this time next year to join the Vols for his freshman year in 2016.