SoCal DL raises the Barr

Defensive end/defensive tackle Todd Barr (6-3, 265, 4.8) from Lakewood, Calif., has two offers on the table and he's undoubtedly going to get a lot more once D-I colleges take a look at his video. The talented defensive lineman has the talent, versatility and the frame to add weight without skipping a beat that will allow him to play anywhere on the defensive front.
Barr also has an outstanding team first attitude.
"It doesn't matter where I play," Barr said when asked if he had a preference. "Whatever position will help my team is where I want to play. I've played them both in high school and I would play both in college. I just want to help my team.
Barr has offers on the table from Arizona and Washington.
"It felt great to get offers from two D-I schools," Barr said. "It is a blessing."
It appears as if he will be getting a couple more in the very near future.
"I'm supposed to go the UCLA basketball game on February 27th to talk to Coach Neuheisel," Barr said. "They didn't really say if I would get an offer or not, they just told me to come to the game."
Besides Arizona, Washington and UCLA, Barr is getting serious recruiting looks from Notre Dame, Oregon and USC. It is fitting that USC is looking at him since they recently signed two of his Lakewood teammates, Jesse Scroggins and Dion Bailey. If USC were to offer, would the signings of his two teammates help USC?
"It would help," Barr said. "If USC were to offer they would probably lead because they are close to home, the fan base is very big and just being a Trojan would great.
"I'm open to every school, but USC is a great school," Barr said. "How could you not want to go to USC, but I'm open to any school.
What is Barr looking for in a college?
"A good environment and the way the practice goes," Barr said. "The relationship with the coaches will be very important.
Did Barr have any favorite schools growing up?
"I liked USC and UCLA," Barr said. "I also like Texas, because my uncle is a professor there. LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma and I liked Washington.
"I really can't say if I will be an early commit or not," Barr said. "It all depends on the situation. I can't really tell the future.
Barr earned all-CIF, all-league and all-state underclassman after racking up 87 tackles, 32 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He was also selected to the prestigious Long Beach Telegram Dream Team as a junior. He was also defensive MVP for his team. What makes that distinction so impressive is the fact that Barr played on a defense that sent three players to the collegiate level. One went to USC, another went to Notre Dame and the third went to Northern Arizona.
Along the camp circuit, Barr is planning on taking in the NIKE Camp in Los Angeles, the Under Armor Football Camp and the USC Rising Stars Camp.
The scouting report on Barr is he's an outstanding leader, who leads by example and deed. He's very explosive off the ball and almost impossible to block on the high school level. He has a high motor and he keeps it revved up whistle to whistle.
Barr also has an outstanding work ethic, and never misses a workout. His current bench is 345, he squats 410 and power cleans 265.
Barr is also an outstanding student who carries a 3.6 core GPA and he will take his SAT in June.