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Huskers add to walk-on class with legacy DB Michael Booker

Huskers add to walk-on class with legacy DB Michael Booker


Nebraska added a walk-on Monday evening from a young guy with a familiar name. 

Michael Booker, a 6-foot-1 defensive back from Grand Prairie, Texas, announced via social media that he intends to enroll at the same school his dad played at and play for the same football program. 

Booker, of course, is the son of the former NU standout by the same name, who played defensive back for the Huskers in the mid-1990s and went on to be a first-round NFL Draft pick who had a five-year career with the Atlanta Falcons and Tennessee Titans. 

The younger Booker is the fifth NU walk-on pledge for 2021 in the past 11 days, bringing the class total to 20 known players. 

Booker is the fourth to come from out of state after having played his high school football at South Grand Prairie in the Dallas-Forth Worth area. 

He is a long, rangy player and, per his Hudl highlights, has a 6-8 wingspan. 

Name Position Hometown (School)
Michael Booker DB Grand Prairie (South), Texas
Derek Branch DB Lincoln (Southeast)
Grant Buda ATH Lincoln (Southwest)
Alex Bullock WR Omaha (Creighton Prep)
Maddox Burton DL Lincoln (Southeast)
Blake Closman DB Omaha (Millard North)
AJ Collins DB Omaha (Creighton Prep)
Sam Hoskinson LB Elkhorn (South)
CJ Lilienkamp DB Bellevue (West)
Grant Lohr ATH Jenks, Okla.
Joey Mancino OL Holmdel, New Jersey
Kelen Meyer K Ord
Evan Meyersick TE Omaha (Millard West)
Weston Reiman OL Weeping Water
Carson Rohde OL Sumner (S-E-M)
Beau Schaller OL Waukee, Iowa
Matthew Schuster RB Ashland (Ashland-Greenwood)
Jarrett Synek QB Hastings
Taveon Thompson ATH Lincoln (Southeast)
Payton Weehler ATH Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Aiden Young RB Elkhorn
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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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