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National Signing Day 2016: LB Antoine Brooks officially commits to Maryland

The Terps sign one of their two linebacker recruits.

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Duval linebacker Antoine Brooks is officially a member of Maryland football's class of 2016, as he signed his National Letter of Intent Wednesday.

Brooks, who is a three-star on Rivals but is not rated on 247Sports Composite, was DJ Durkin's only local recruit on the defensive side of the ball (all of Maryland's other local defensive recruits committed under Randy Edsall's regime).

Like Brett Shepherd, Maryland's other linebacker recruit, Brooks is undersized. He currently measures at 6'0, 205, according to 247Sports. He'll have to bulk up significantly once he gets to College Park, and that will likely be the coaching staff's first priority with Brooks.

He held offers from Pittsburgh, Indiana, Hawaii, Buffalo and Army, among other schools, but his senior season ended prematurely after six games when he suffered a broken leg. He'll have enough time to rehab that injury fully in his first year as a Terp, but could have chances to play as soon as his sophomore season, as Maryland's linebackers couldn't stay healthy or produce in 2015.

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