Illinois earns commitment from 3-star DB out of Georgia
Tyson Rooks just started playing high school football this past fall, but his upside and versatility saw him shoot up boards late in the recruiting process.
On Wednesday, the 3-star wideout and defensive back prospect committed to and signed with Illinois.
Welcome to the #famILLy, @RooksTyson#Illini x #famILLy22 pic.twitter.com/iVAORNANdH
— Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) December 15, 2021
Rooks played both ways for his high school in Georgia, but, according to Werner, Illinois views him as a developmental safety. The Glynn Academy (Ga.) product possesses tremendous length at 6-foot-5. He’s a 3-star in the 247 Composite, and the 128th-ranked prospect in the talent-rich state of Georgia.
Rooks also competed in the high jump as a junior.
You can view his highlight tape below, via Hudl: