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Minnesota Football Recruiting: Three-star OL Austin Barber commits to the Gophers

The Minnesota Movers’ membership continues to grow

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You wanted more offensive linemen? Ask and you shall receive! Head coach P.J. Fleck and co. have added another verbal commitment from an offensive lineman, pulling a pledge out of Florida with Jacksonville offensive tackle Austin Barber grabbing an oar.

Barber is the third offensive lineman to commit in this recruiting class.

Get to know Austin Barber

Height: 6’7”
Weight: 315

Power 5 Scholarship Offers: Duke, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Utah, and Vanderbilt

247 Sports Composite Rating: .8519

Scouting Report

With his 6’7”, 315-lb. frame, Barber brings power and physicality to the Gophers’ offensive line. On film, he has consistently finished blocks and shown that he is adept at locating targets in the second level. Barber can clear huge holes or seal the edge to allow the running back to pick up chunks of yards on the outside. He is certainly a road grader in the ground game, but he also has the ability to adequately move and get out in front of a play, like a tunnel screen, to open up lanes for the ball carrier. Barber’s highlight reel might even be better than Cameron James’.

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