It's been a very quiet summer for Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington defensive tackle Calvin Barnett, but he made plenty of noise Sunday at the University of Arkansas' one-day football camp.
Barnett (6-3, 320), who has an offer from the Razorbacks and many other schools including USC, LSU and Oklahoma, showed his strength and agility in the drills at the camp, which had around 350 recruits on hand.
"I just wanted to come over here and make some things happen and show everybody I am working hard," Barnett said. "That's what it is all about – working hard."
Arkansas was the first school to put a scholarship on the table for Barnett, who had 72 tackles for a state championship team last season and who is probably the biggest lifeguard one will ever see.
"I think Arkansas has a real good coaching staff," Barnett said. "They are really down to earth. I have a great relationship with them and that is what is really helping. They are not just getting their one phone call or waiting on me to call and not trying to let it be just that. They are building a relationship and doing everything they can legally to let me know how much they want me to be a Razorback."
USC, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, UCLA, Oregon State and Texas Tech have all brought offers to the table as well.
"I am still evaluating everybody and just trying to get my grades together and everything," Barnett said. "I am looking at everywhere and am not narrowing it down. I don't feel I need to no time soon. I am taking everything into consideration. I am listening to every coach. I am given everybody their own fair chance."
Barnett and teammate Eric Barnett, who was also on hand Sunday, could actually wait until national signing date to publicly announce their decision.
But right now, it's all about getting ready to defend that state title.
"We just to have to continue to work hard – that's about it," Washington said. "If we do that, we will do it again – at least we are going to try."
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