MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Wayzata senior Dominique Barber said he committed to the Gophers primarily because he wanted to be with his older brother, Marion III, a sophomore running back.
"I love my brother, and I look up to him," Dominique Barber said. "This way we can be together 24/7. He can look after me and I can look after him. We can be teammates and best friends."
The younger Barber called Gophers assistant coach Gordy Shaw at 10 p.m. Tuesday to inform him of his decision. He will follow his brother and father, Marion Jr., who is the Gophers' fourth career leading rusher.
Dominique Barbert (6-0, 191 pounds) plays running back and defensive back for Wayzata, just as his brother did three years ago. He had narrowed his final college choices to the Gophers and Wisconsin.
"I'm kind of a family guy," Dominique Barber said. "I look to my brother like he's my parent. I love that dude to death. He'll watch over me like white on rice."
Barber said his preference would be to play running back at Minnesota, but he would be fine playing elsewhere. "I'll do the best I can at whatever position," he said.
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