Barton is headed to the Farm

After narrowing his choices to a final three, Woods Cross (Utah) linebacker Sean Barton announced via Twitter he would play his college ball for Stanford.

Sean Barton narrowed his final three choices to Stanford, Utah and Washington before choosing to play for the Cardinal. The linebacker will first go on his Mormon Mission right after high school before enrolling at the Farm.

"All three of my final choices were great schools," Barton said. "I think it would have been awesome to go to any of them and I think I could have been successful at all three but in weighing everything out, I just felt like Stanford was the best overall fit for me.

Barton is a very talented linebacker and easily among the best players in the West at his position. He was an all-state selection last season after totaling 119 tackles with 15 for loss, six sacks and two picks plus 1,316 all-purpose yards and 20 total touchdowns.

Barton can really run and covers a ton of ground. He's an active player, very solid tackler and makes plays all over the field. He could fill several roles for the Cardinal as an outside or inside backer.

"They like me for weak inside or strong outside 'backer," Barton said. "My plan is to sign in February and then head off for my mission right after I graduate. When I get back home, I'm sure we'll figure out my exact position at that time, but right now, I'm just excited to be a Cardinal."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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