Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star offensive tackle Tyler Booker included Ohio State among his top five schools, along with Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Oregon.
Booker is the fifth-best offensive tackle in the 2022 class, as well as the No. 41 prospect overall. He is also ranked as the eighth-best overall recruit from the state of Florida.
He was compared to Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe by 247Sports’ Andrew Ivins.
“A towering frame that is rather compact. Being recruited by a few schools to play defense, but viewed by most schools as an offensive lineman in college. A natural knee bender that likes to gain leverage before driving his legs,” Ivins wrote on Booker. “Has quick feet which allow him to get to the second level and engage defenders. Isn’t afraid to finish blocks and play through the whistle. Initial punch needs some work. Same with the kick step. Should be a starting tackle for a major program after two or three years of seasoning.”
Booker, who is the nephew of former NFL offensive tackle and Super Bowl champion Ulish Booker, is taking an official visit to Ohio State on June 21, according to Rivals’ Joseph Hastings. He also has visits lined up for other schools, including to the in-state Gators on June 4-6 and to the Bulldogs right before the Buckeyes on June 18-20.
Ohio State currently has just one offensive lineman in its top-rated 2022 class: West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West four-star offensive tackle Tegra Tshabola. The Buckeyes are also eyeing several other linemen in the class, including Humble (Texas) Atascocita four-star Kam Dewberry; Charlestown, Ind. four-star Kiyaunta Goodwin; Norcross (Ga.) four-star Addison Nichols; Lynchburg (Va.) Liberty Christian five-star Zach Rice; and Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne four-star Aamil Wagner.
Booker currently has zero crystal ball predictions for his future commitment.
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