Recruiting: Barnett Talks U.S Army Game

Oklahoma State Cowboys commitment and Tulsa (Washington), Okla., All-State honoree Calvin Barnett is back home from San Antonio and his performance in Saturday's nationally televised U.S. Army All-American Game. Barnett said he had a great time all week but ...

"I was ready to come home," said the 6-2, 320-pound defensive tackle.

Barnett started the game and played over half the defensive snaps for the victorious West team and he had a real impact in the outcome of the game. Besides being in on a couple of tackles, he proved to be a real asset in special teams and blocking kicks.

"I blocked that one (PAT) in the fourth quarter and then on the other one (FG) I got him back there so he could block it," explained Barnett, who helped set up a touchdown on the blocked field goal and his blocked PAT became a two-point defensive conversion.

"Not really," added Barnett on if that was something he had done a lot of in high school. "I was on the kick block team but it was different there and I didn't get any blocks. This was good and now I know I can do that in a game."

As for the rest of his performance, Barnett had experienced much of that. "Oh yeah, they double teamed me a lot," he said. "I am used to that. I always get doubled a bunch, but that just means somebody is going unblocked. I was proud of the way I played."

Barnett said he did not tape an announcement like many of the previous commitments to be aired on the NBC-TV broadcast. He said he will now get ready for his official visit to Oklahoma State coming up this next week. He is also playing basketball at Tulsa Washington.

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