Alabama football has its next elite offensive guard for the next two to three years.
Tyler Booker, a Connecticut native, was the best offensive line prospect in the 2022 recruiting cycle.
He proved it during his freshman season with the Crimson Tide. Booker, a former five-star, impressed Nick Saban in preseason camp and got named a co-starter for right guard and left guard. The 6-foot-5, 332-pounder played 13 games for the Tide, displaying physicality, exceptional run-blocking, and good pass-protection skills. He allowed one sack, but Booker assisted quarterback Bryce Young to 3,328 passing yards and 32 passing touchdowns. His run blocking allowed the Tide to have two 500+ yard running backs — Jahmyr Gibbs and Jase McClellan — as Gibbs and McClellan totaled seven rushing touchdowns.
Booker made the Freshman All-SEC Team by the league’s coaches. Coach Saban and several Alabama players spoke about Booker’s physicality before the 2022 season. They loved his toughness and the mentality he brings upfront. He shared an impressive highlight video on Twitter, recapping his best moments from his first season in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Rookie year but I stepped like a vet pic.twitter.com/FqpHQ7BVsP
— Tyler Booker🦍 (@iamtylerbooker) January 17, 2023
He looks to become a household name next fall.
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