Update on top WR Brandon Barrett

Star wide receiver Brandon Barrett was the 2002 West Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year. He was selected first team all-state as both a junior and a sophomore. He was also selected second team all-state as a freshman. PittInsiders caught up with Brandon to get an update on his recruiting process.

Brandon Barrett is coming off an amazing junior season in which he totaled 71 receptions for 1,350 yards and 26 touchdowns. He also collected 13 interceptions on defense and returned them for 271 yards and 5 touchdowns. Brandon is making plays all over the field and was in on 46 tackles and 10 pass breakups, not to mention being an outstanding performer on special teams also. He helped lead Martinsburg High School to a 12-1 record last season. He's an excellent basketball player to boot.

The following is a question and answer session with Brandon.

Q: Let's first get the measurements out of the way.
Barrett: I'm 6-1, 190 pounds and can run a 4.49 40-yard dash.

Q: You had a strong performance at the Nike Camp up at Penn State. How would you rate your performance and how did you like working with star quarterbacks Anthony Morelli and Chad Henne up there?
Barrett: I thought I did alright. I could have done better. Working with those two was really something. They can really put the ball in there.

Q: Do you have any leaders at this point? Do you have a time frame on making a decision?
Barrett: No, not really. I'm going to take my time and wait it out as long as I can.

Q: How many offers do you have at this point?
Barrett: I have offers from Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Marshall, West Virginia, and Virginia.

Q: Do you plan on taking all your visits?
Barrett: Yes. I'm going to try and visit as many schools as I can over the summer. I'm going up to a one-day camp up at Ohio State and also the 7-on-7 camp at West Virginia. My coach is going to schedule a couple of others also.

Q: What things are you looking at, as you make your decision?
Barrett: The depth chart. I would like to play early, but every kid wants that.

If you would read the above interview and get the impression that Brandon is "taking care of business", that would be quite correct. PittInsiders.com wishes the best of luck to Brandon and will be following his season this year.

Brian Gold

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