"I think this (Oklahoma State) is where he is supposed to be and I think him being a little farther away from home (at Navarro) was good for him. He has matured into a wonderful young man and I am proud of him," said his mother.
Ms. Allen told us that the visit had worn out Calvin and the now more slender version of the All-State performer at Tulsa Washington was in the next room sleeping. Barnett was 6-3 and played at around 320 at Tulsa Washington his senior season. This season at Navarro, he played at 285 to 290 pounds.
"He is knocked out," added his mother. "We had a wonderful visit. It was really nice and I am looking forward to having him over at Oklahoma State. We are going to get that taken care of officially this week.
"Coach (Johnny) Barr told me he won't sleep the next couple of days until that paperwork is in on Wednesday. We will get it done then. I am very happy to have Calvin at Oklahoma State."
Barnett is a junior college graduate and a mid-term transfer and is eligible to sign an NCAA Letter of Intent on Wednesday. The Cowboys also have tight end Blake Jackson committed out of Scottsdale (Ariz.) C.C. and he is also eligible to sign on Wednesday.