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5-star OT Tyler Booker includes Oregon Ducks in top-5

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More good news for the Oregon Ducks came their way Monday afternoon.

Tyler Booker, one of the elite prospects in the nation for the 2022 recruiting class, narrowed his list to five teams including the Ducks.

The Bradenton, Florida native also named Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Ohio State.

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"Thanks to all the schools who have been recruiting me and thanks to everyone who has supported me along the way," he wrote. "These are my top 5 schools that I will take official visits to and ultimately make my final decision from."

Schools are expected to be permitted to host visits beginning in June. 

The 6'4", 315-pound tackle is rated as the nation's No. 5 offensive tackle and 41st best player nationally regardless of position, per 247Sports Composite Rating. 247Sports evaluators rank him as the nation's No. 4 offensive tackle and 35th best player nationally. 

Rivals is lower on him, giving him rankings of the No. 10 offensive tackle and No. 92 player. In all three rankings, he's a four-star. 

Meanwhile, ESPN has him ranked as the nation's ninth overall player and second-best at the offensive tackle position, good enough for a five-star rating in the ESPN300. 

Also, if Oregon needs a short-yardage back, Booker could be the guy.

 Booker detailed what he wants out of his college experience with Jeff Sentell of Dawgnation.

 

“An opportunity to put a program in the upper echelon in college football," he said .

"I really want to leave my legacy at my school. Not just the school, but college football as well. I wanna win multiple national championships. I want to be in the school’s Hall of Fame. I want to be in the College Football Hall of Fame. I feel the best way to do that is to win a national title at a school that hasn’t won one in a while. To really put a good school over the top to really make it truly great.”

Given the schools Oregon's competing with, Cristobal and Alex Mirabal need to sell Booker he can help the Ducks win the first national championship in program history. 

He would not be the first to be convinced of that, however.

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