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Who is D’Eric Mister?:
De’Eric Mister attends Gary West Side High School in Gary, Indiana. The school has an enrollment of ~1,100 students. Listed at 6-foot-7, 285 pounds, Mister looks the part of a D1 offensive tackle. He did not receive his first FBS offer until Jan. 19 from Western Michigan, he picked up other offers from Central Michigan, Ball State and Kentucky before settling on Minnesota.
- Scouting Report:
Mister’s elite 6-foot-7, 285-pound frame projects him as an offensive tackle at the next level. He has every physical trait that you could ask for in a Big Ten offensive lineman with incredibly long arms. He has terrific athleticism for his size, but like most players his age, he still has room to refine his tools. He has shown flashes of being a dominant presence but has struggled with consistency at times. P.J. Fleck and offensive line coach Brian Callahan has shown a great job of developing offensive line talent and there is no reason why they cannot do the same with Mister.
**High School Football Hudl Highlights:
P.J. Fleck preaches that the Gophers are a developmental program. De’Eric Mister is the perfect prospect to see how true that is. He has all of the tools that you want in a Big Ten offensive tackle, but he just needs to be taught how to use them. Minnesota’s offensive line has become the strength of its football team, but the developmental aspect will be tested this season with players like Airontae Erersy and Axel Ruschmeyer.
De’Eric Mister joins three Minnesota-born offensive linemen in the 2023 class with Jerome Williams, Reese Tripp and Greg Johnson. With so much turnover up front last season, the Gophers seem to be building for the future with four offensive linemen in last year’s class and four more in 2023. Mister might not have an elite prospect rating, but he is the type of player that good recruiting classes are filled with.
What is next?:
Now, will 11 verbal commitments for the class of 2023, the Gophers are seven players short of last year’s total of 18. With the Summer Splash event wrapping up this weekend, I would continue to keep your eyes peeled for any other decisions in the next few days.
247sports ranks Minnesota’s class as 22nd best in the country a mark that would be the highest in P.J. Fleck’s tenure as head coach. There are still quite a few dominoes to fall, but it is shaping up as a strong class for the Maroon & Gold.
Full 2023 class: