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As a Recruit
Tyler Booker is originally from New Haven, Conn. He played his freshman season of high school football at Bergen Catholic while living with his uncle in East Orange, N.J. Booker transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., after his freshman year of high school. He earned MaxPreps first-team freshman All-American honors. In 2020, he was a starter on a team that went 8-0 and won a high school national championship. He also has played some fullback in his high school career. His uncle is Ulish Booker, who played at Michigan State and won a Super Bowl title with the Pittsburgh Steelers. His parents are William Booker and Tashona Booker. Both of his parents attended Sam Houston State University. Booker lists playing Xbox, listening to music and working out as his hobbies. He plans to major in either history or English. His siblings are Jailen and Mason.
Reminds Us Of
Tyler Booker and Alex Leatherwood share several similarities, aside from the Alabama connection. Both measured at nearly the exact same size as high school prospects, within one pound (6-foot-5, 326, 327 pounds). Booker may actually be a touch longer than Leatherwood, who was a Five-Star Plus+ prospect in the 2017 cycle. The younger lineman is also more technically polished at the same stage. Both are good, but not top athletes at the position and have the versatility to play multiple spots on the offensive line at tackle or guard. The ready-made size and play strength allow for a high floor and the ability to contribute early on as a college player. We saw Leatherwood pressed into action as a true freshman at Alabama, playing left tackle during the College Football Playoff Final. It would not be a surprise to see Booker in the mix early on in his collegiate career either.