Wide receiver/cornerback Jarrell Barbour (6-3, 190, 4.4) from Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial is a special athlete, a special football player and sure passes the look test.
As a junior Barbour rushed for 418 yards while averaging 9.7 and scored rushing touchdowns. He also had 24 receptions for 505, averaged 21.0 yards per catch, with a long reception of 75 yards and had 10 touchdown receptions.
From his cornerback position, Barbour accounted for 41 tackles, five pass deflections, two rumble recoveries and one interception.
Barbour's junior season saw him earn all-area and all-region for his on field performance.
"Jarrell is very athletically gifted," Centennial coach Richard Taylor said. "Everybody who has seen Jarrell's highlight tape tell me that he's a player.
"There are so many things Jarrell can do," Taylor said. "He can play receiver, cornerback or running back for you.
"In one game last season our starting running back was gassed on a very hot day," Taylor said. "We put him in at running back and he was a big part in our victory.
"Jarrell is a fearless wide receiver. He loves the slant route where all the hitters are and I have never seen him not be able to outrun a defender no matter how deep they play him.
"He still runs right by them and he's able to out jump them. He also has tremendous hops he can dunk a basketball behind his head."
"As a sophomore Jarrell bench pressed 310 and then went out and then ran a 10.9 hand held 100," Taylor said. He's special
The talented Barbour also participates in basketball and track. His basketball team made it to the state semifinal game.
On the track he participates in the 100, 200 and 400. He's just getting into track shape since he finished basketball late.
On the gridiron, Barbour has one offer on the table from Arizona but is getting plenty of attention from Arizona State, USC, Oregon State, Colorado, and Florida.
Barbour was one of many the top Phoenix area prospects who attended Arizona State's Junior Day last Saturday.