Barrett Excited With TCU Offer

Dallas Skyline offensive lineman Ty Barrett picked up his seventh offer on Tuesday.

What started off as just another day in the weight room turned out to be an exciting day for Dallas Skyline offensive tackle Tyus Barrett.

Barrett picked up his seventh offer Tuesday afternoon with TCU officially extending an offer to the 6-foot-5, 300-pounder. Barrett was overjoyed not only to add another offer to his impressive list of suitors, but the offer came from a program he knows plenty about.

"I'm excited about it, TCU is a famous program and so if Coach Gary Patterson so I'm very excited about it," Barrett said. "Coach Jennings called my coach (about the offer) and my coach came in there and told me when I was working out."

Ranked as the No. 20 offensive tackle prospect in the nation by FOX Sports NEXT, Barrett is the fourth offensive linemen from the 2014 class to receive an offer from the Frogs. Barrett was caught a little off-guard with the offer on Tuesday, but knew the Frogs had shown strong interest in recent weeks with Curtis Luper visiting his school.

"They came up to my school about two weeks ago and Coach Luper is friends with a few of our friends on the coaching staff," Barrett said. "He came up there to talk to them and after that, they offered me today and I was happy about it."

Barrett has a familiarity with TCU's program thanks to an ex-Skyline player currently on the Frogs roster. He also knows head coach Gary Patterson is one of the most well-known and respected coaches in all of college football.

"I know it's a great program and they work hard," Barrett said of TCU. "One of our guys (Paul Dawson) goes to TCU and he tells us they work real hard. Coach Patterson is also a good coach, he's a famous coach. I know they also have great academics. Academics is the biggest key in my recruitment, I care about academics as much as I care about playing on the field."

TCU hasn't told Barrett where he fits in best along the offensive line but the big lineman knows he can play tackle, guard or center at the next level. And excel.

In addition to his offer from TCU, Barrett holds offers from Oklahoma, Mississippi, Texas Tech, West Virginia, SMU and Louisiana. Other teams have increased their attention now that they can focus solely on the 2014 class.

"I've been getting a lot of interest the last couple of weeks; everybody is really coming at me strong because they just got through with their 2013 kids," he said. "I'm getting interest from pretty much everybody."

One school that could end up on his offer list is Texas. Barrett made the drive south to Austin last Sunday to attend a Longhorns junior day. Although he didn't receive an offer while on the visit, he knows where he stands with Mack Brown and Co.

"They didn't offer but they told me where I stood," he said of his visit at Texas. "They said I'm a great player and they really like me and to just be patient."

As more offers continue to come in, Barrett is busy evaluating each option. At the moment he doesn't have a leader but hopes to change that in the near future.

"Everybody is even right now, I've been looking at different schools but I just haven't broken anything down," Barrett said. "I'll probably be making a top five in a month or so, right now I'm just breaking everything down.

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