Favorites Set To Be Named By Barrett

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State checks in every year on the talent pool at Dallas (Texas) Skyline High School. Doing so has paid big dividends in recent years with the likes of Mike Moore and Marquel Bryant, as well as soon-to-be Wildcat, Isaiah Williams. In this recruiting cycle, the Wildcat staff has their eyes on Ty Barrett, a 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive lineman.

Barrett claims 20 D-1 offers to his credit, but says he likes what he has seen from K-State.

"I'd say I got the Kansas State offer just about three or four weeks ago," said Barrett. "I talked with Coach Cox. He loved the way I get after and my two-step move on my get off.

"I mean, it's great to receive the offer. They're the champs of the Big 12. Coach Snyder is a great, great coach with more accolades and honors than you can name. They always get some good players. My teammate, Isaiah Williams, signed with them and is going to be going up there this summer. I'll probably wait until the summer to visit, but I definitely want to go see it."

In his second season as a starter at Texas powerhouse Skyline, Barrett took All-District honors on a team that went to the Texas 5A Division 1 quarterfinals.

"Last season I started at left tackle," Barrett said. "I was the youngest player on the line. I trusted my two-step more and I got stronger. My body developed a lot more between my sophomore and junior year.

"We lost some talent, but we're going to be an exciting team this fall. Winning state is the main thing I want to accomplish before I leave. I can't express to you how badly I want to win state next season."

Other Big 12 schools that have offered Barrett include Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, and West Virginia. After more college coaches come to watch him at spring practice his ample offer list is bound to expand even further. However, Barrett says he's hoping to clear up his recruiting a bit at the end of next month.

"I'm going to come out with my top 6 schools on May 24th at our spring game," he said. "I'd like to make my decision sometime in the summer, but we'll see. Academics are my top priority. I look at the graduation rate. I also want to have a good relationship with the coaches and the players. Those are the two main things for me."

The class of 2014 is another strong one at Skyline. Already six Raiders have D-1 offers. Kansas State has offered two, but Cedric Collins gave a verbal commitment to Texas A&M last summer.

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