Sam Barrington is a three-star linebacker prospect from Jacksonville (Fla.) Terry Parker High School. Barrington, 6-3 and 220 pounds, recorded 104 tackles, two sacks and had three fumble recoveries as a junior. Today, marked his coming out party for his senior season.
"Today was our first two-a-day practice and I could have done four-a-days," Barrington said. "We came out with a lot of energy. I feel if you start good you will end up good so I feel great right now. I am really looking forward to the season. I am looking forward to the playoffs and nothing less."
In addition to his linebacker duties, Barrington will also play running back, slot receiver and return kicks this season.
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"I won't come off the field that much this year. That's good. I am a good athlete and I know I can help my team and produce."
So far Barrington has set up one official visit to Purdue (10-31). He has another team in mind as well.
"I will likely set up one with South Carolina. Right now I don't have a top five or top ten. To be honest, I have kind of been slacking in the recruiting department lately. I know Purdue, South Carolina, Central Florida, South Florida, Clemson, Illinois and some others I am pretty serious about.
"I will try and go to the Florida/Hawaii game later this month and I know I will go to the USF/UCF game in Orlando. That will be a big game for me because I know both UCF and USF are two of my contenders. It will be a good experience to see them both at the same time."
Barrington camped this summer at USF and Florida.