"Coach Carroll and Coach Pola came over to my house last night for a home visit and just before they were getting ready to leave, I told them I was coming. They were so excited they started hugging me and screaming. I was excited too and I'm glad I have this decision out of the way."
The obvious question for Barrett was will his best friend and teammate Sam Baker be just around the corner?
"I hope so but Sam is actually considering a few other schools," Barrett said. "We still talk a lot about being a package and everything but I know he does have a sincere interest in Oregon, Ohio State and Florida. I think he might still take his trips but hopefully he'll go ahead and commit to USC before too long."
Barrett is one of the top players on the West Coast at both tight end and defensive end. We have him rated as the top tight end on the West Coast and if we were to rate him with the defensive ends, he would be our No. 2 guy in the region behind only Trojan commit Lawrence Jackson.