DeLaSalle's A.J. Barker To Walk-on at MN

A.J. Barker, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound wide receiver from Minneapolis (MN) DeLaSalle, will walk-on at Minnesota. Barker helped lead the Islanders to consecutive Class AAA runner-up spots, losing to Glencoe Silver Lake in the Prep Bowl both years. Barker was named first team All-State by the St. Paul Pioneer Press and was second team by the Associated Press.

A.J. Barker became Minnesota's all-time leader in receiving yards this year, breaking the record of 3,362 set by Blooming Prairie's Elliott Hrdina in 2007. He also set the career mark in receiving touchdowns.

Barker played the first two years of high school at St. Paul Academy/Mounds Park Academy before transferring to DeLaSalle for the 2007 season. Barker has caught 12 touchdown passes and had 795 yards as a senior.

Barker also played defensive back, punter and kicker.

Barker had considered walking-on at Wisconsin and had interest from Air Force.

Barker also shined in the Islanders' basketball team as he led the team to a 17-9 mark as he averaged 15.7 points per game.

Barker will report for team's physicals tomorrow and will start summer school Monday.

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