Linebacker Bryton Barr of Mechanicsburg (Pa.) enjoyed one of the more successful junior seasons of any prospect in the region. He followed that up with a successful trip to the Army All-American Combine and a junior day visit. Now he is setting his sites on even bigger things.
"Texas went really well," said Barr, who is 6-foot-0 and 212 pounds. "I did really well in the testing part, but right at the end of testing I pulled my groin so I didn't get to participate in the 1-on-1's. Other than that it was a great experience and opportunity."
With recruiting, Barr is especially excited about two schools at this point.
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"Well I went to the junior day at Rutgers and their linebacker coach, Coach Fraser, really liked me and showed interest in me," said Barr. "He said he can't wait to get the recruiting process started. Penn State is coming into my school at the end of the month, so recruiting is going pretty well for me right now."
Barr gave a little more insight on his junior day experience at Rutgers.
"It went really well," he said. "I really liked Coach Schiano and his values. He really seems faithful to his word and he seems like a hard-nosed coach who is tough. I want a coach like that."
Up next for Barr are a trio of college visits.
"I'm planning on visiting Georgia Tech in the summer, along with Penn State and Pitt too," said Barr.
Barr's junior season put him on the radar for a number of new schools.
"I led the state in tackles with 175 at linebacker and I played tight end on offense," said Barr. "I caught 16 passes for about 521 yards and eight touchdowns. As a team we went through a lot of adversity and we went 1-9."
Finally, Barr was asked to mention a few parts of his game that he will be working on this off-season.
"My straight away speed," he said. "My lateral speed is pretty good. I'm not worried about that, but I can always improve on it."