The 6'1" 215 pound linebacker is also hearing from Syracuse and West Virginia, and says that while Syracuse has given him the most attention thus far, Pitt has stepped up their interest.
Barlak has good 4.7 speed and a 29" vertical jump, and is very strong, benching 330 pounds and squatting 550 pounds.
Though the hometown Panthers are Barlak's early favorite, he says that as long as he stays within about four hours from home, he will be happy. He also says that he will commit early if the right team offers.
Barlak is also an excellent student, with a 3.0 GPA and a 1030 SAT.