Intro With Bryton Barr

Mechanicsburg, Pa., native Bryton Barr is a talented wrestler and football player who already camped at both Penn State and Pittsburgh this past summer and has already built a reputation for himself as one of the more complete prospects in Pennsylvania for the Class of 2012.

Bryton Barr, a 6-foot, 210-pound outside linebacker prospect from Mechanicsburg Area High School was highly productive for his team as a sophomore and because of that and his performances at some camps and combines over the summer his stock is high in the recruiting community.

"I've been hearing from Pittsburgh, Penn State, Vanderbilt and Purdue," Barr stated. "I camped at Penn State and Pittsburgh this summer."

"Coach (Ron) Vanderlinden pulled me aside at Penn State camp and said that I stood out to him and that he could definitely see himself coaching me in the upcoming years, so they'd be paying close attention to me," Barr explained. "I really like the program. I checked out the facilities when Coach Vanderlinden gave me a tour and they were very impressive. I have a very good friend that is a walk-on there and he has great things to say as well, so he's in my ear pretty regularly to play there."

"I enjoyed it at Pittsburgh a lot too," Barr said. "I was very impressed with the coaches I worked with and their facilities were really nice too. I like how the coaches carry themselves there and it was a very organized camp and program. Coach Brian Angelichio is my recruiter and we have a good relationship. He's been by the school a few times and everything he says is very truthful and he's not a guy that's going to lie to you. I've talked to recruits that go to schools that have lied to them and Coach Angelichio comes off as a guy that just wouldn't do that."

As a sophomore, Barr registered 125 tackles, seven tackles for loss, three sacks and three interceptions. He also caught 19 passes for 426 yards and six touchdowns. He was named first team All-Conference at linebacker and tight end.

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