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Minnesota Football Recruiting: Three-star DE Austin Booker commits to the Gophers

The future continues to look bright for the Gophers’ defensive line

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers lost defensive tackle Albert Regis earlier this week when he decommitted, but head coach P.J. Fleck and co. were not down an oar for long, as Indiana defensive end Austin Booker has decided to climb into the boat.

Get to know Austin Booker

Height: 6’5”
Weight: 235

Power 5 Scholarship Offers: Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, Purdue, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Washington, and West Virginia

247 Sports Composite Rating: .8627

247 Sports Scouting Report

Booker is a really good football player from a good high school and has seen great competition. In terms of measurables, he may not be a ‘10’ in any department but he also shows no glaring deficiencies. He has athleticism, but is also ahead of other defensive ends in the Midwest as far as technique and is one of the more college-ready guys at his position in the region based on that technique and level of competition he has played.

In my opinion, he is a generally under-appreciated, under-talked about prospect nationally and will be a really good player for the Gophers.

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