Quick Hits with Durrell Barry

Clemson signee Durrell Barry could contribute at tight end as a true freshman.

TE Durrell Barry
6-5, 245, 4.70
Fork Union Military Academy
Fork Union, Virginia
NR: 34 Rating: ***

The Stats: Durrell Barry chose the Tigers over Louisville in 2004 before enrolling at Fork Union Military Academy. As a senior at Ft. Dorchester, he brought in 66 receptions for 1126 yards and 11 touchdowns. Barry's primary recruiter to Clemson was Burton Burns.

Strength: Barry is a powerful wide receiver/tight end prospect that commands respect on the field. At 6-foot-5, he makes for an extremely intimidating presence in the slot. With his size, he will likely end up as a tight end.

Why Clemson? "My official visit to Clemson last year was always the key," said Barry. "And also they like me on offense. I've always felt comfortable with the coaching staff, even the new coaches they have now. Coach Bowden was real excited when I decided to commit, and after that, it was always Clemson. I was just glad to get it all over with."

Tidbit: Barry didn't spend his last pre-college spring break enjoying himself at the beach, he actually came to Clemson to try and see what new offensive coordinator Rob Spence's offense was all about. "I feel comfortable with what they are doing," said Barry during the Orange and White game. "They like to use the tight end a lot so hopefully I will have a chance to come in and play early. That's what I'm aiming to do."

Prep School Coach Says: "He got banged up in the third or forth game of the season when he hurt his elbow, said Fork Union head coach John Shuman. "He's a fast paced guy. He came back and played the last game though. He was our starting quarterback when he was healthy. He did a good job at quarterback and also played tight end some in practice. I think he will be a tight end at Clemson."

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