Calvin Barnett's Mom Couldn't Be Happier

Calvin Barnett is finally going to make his way to Oklahoma State. "This is where he is supposed to be," April Allen, Barnett's mother, said when we spoke to her by phone on Sunday afternoon. "I am so happy my son is coming home. I have missed my boy. I have missed my boy."

She and Calvin spent the weekend in Stillwater on an official visit as Barnett is coming off two years at Navarro J.C. in Texas where he helped the Bulldogs to a national championship a season ago. This fall they won the SWJCFC title and Barnett was named first team all-conference and then just recently learned he had been named NJCAA second-team All-American.

"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.

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