Pennsylvania linebacker Bryton Barr may never be the biggest or the fastest football player on any field he steps foot on, but there appears to be a consensus emerging that he has what it takes to play at the next level.
At 6-foot and 212-pounds, Barr starred at outside linebacker for Mechanicsburg, Pa., last season and posted numbers as impressive as any football player in the state, and perhaps beyond.
Defensively Barr registered an eye-popping 175 tackles while on offense he caught 16 passes for an amazing 521 yards and eight touchdowns. In short, all he does is make plays.
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He does that in spite of his relative lack of height and speed (40-yard dash time of 4.79 seconds).
Temple, Akron and Lafayette have verbally offered Barr, with the offer from Akron coming just four days ago.
While he's happy with all of that Barr is hoping he can pull in his first offer from a BCS conference school with a strong summer.
"I know I'm going to some camps," Barr said on Monday evening. "I'm going to Pitt, Penn State, Rutgers, Syracuse and Lafayette. I know I'll be taking a visit out to Akron."
Each school recruiting Barr likes him as a linebacker, where he has great instincts and good tackling skills to go along with a motor that just never stops.
"I don't have any favorites," he added. "I haven't been able to visit any colleges yet so I don't have any favorites as of right now."