Dominique Barber considering Minnesota

Dominique Barber of Wayzata is an outstanding two-sport player. He comes from excellent bloodlines. His father, Marion Jr., is a former NFL and All-Big Ten Golden Gopher running back and his older brother Marion III is a redshirt sophomore at Minnesota. There is a good chance that he could follow in his father and brother's footsteps by sgining with Minnesota.

Dominique Barber plays both running back and cornerback and is open to playing on either side of the field in college. His junior season was cut short by a severe ankle sprain.

Barber is considering Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Gophers have already offered him a scholarship, but Wisconsin has yet to extend an offer.

Barber, who attended the recent Gopher scrimmage decked out in Maroon and Gold, told me that he plans to attend the upcoming Wisconsin-Akron football game on September 6th.

Barber said that those two schools meet his top criteria.

"I want to play close to home. That is a big factor."

Barber said that he wants to major in education and would like to be a coach. His father is coaching the Minneapolis Lumberjacks, a semipro team this season.

Barber said that he is open to playing on either side of the field.

"It doesn't matter. You just have to play your game and just listen to the coaches."

Barber's junior season was cut short by a severe ankle sprain. He gained 160 yards and Wayzata, a traditional Twin Cities power, finished 8-3 last season. The Trojans lost to Maple Grove in the Section VI finals.

Barber also plays hockey. He played left wing last season as Wayzata lost to Chaska in the sections and finished 16-8-2. Barber plans to play hockey again this season and he has high hopes for the team.

Barber plans to make his decision by the second or third game of the season.

The Trojans open their season next Friday at Totino-Grace.

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