Barrett Focusing Only On TCU

TCU commit Ty Barrett helped Dallas Skyline to a dominating 52-28 win over Arlington Bowie on Friday night. What are his thoughts on TCU's game against Texas Tech on Thursday?

Dallas Skyline and Arlington Bowie met Friday night in what was anticipated as one of the marquee matchups in the state. However, it turned out to be a one-sided affair as Skyline rolled to a 52-28 win. The Raiders jumped out to a 38-0 halftime lead.

Skyline was dominant on offense, rolling up 484 total yards with 249 of those yards coming from the ground attack. Anchoring the offensive line for the Raiders was TCU commit Ty Barrett, who was making his first career start at center.

The win for Barrett and his teammates was redemption from last season's two-point loss.

"It was, actually as a collective class we had not beat Bowie at all," Barrett said. "This was a win we needed."

Barrett said he and his teammates also had a message to send to any Skyline doubters after they lost to Arlington Martin last week. Getting a big win over a talented Bowie squad should help them earn some respect back.

"We really came out and showed what we got against Bowie," Barrett said of the win. "Last week we had some people questioning us because we lost to Martin so we bounced back."

Many were caught by surprise to see Barrett line up at center. In his first start Barrett walked away with no errant snaps and did a good job of paving running lanes up the middle. It's a position he says he could play at TCU.

"It's different, I'm not going to lie, but I really like it a lot actually," Barrett said of playing center. "I talked to Coach Wiliamson about it and nobody else knew except for me and Coach Williamson and he said that's something we can work on at TCU. I was excited about it."

Like others, Barrett was glued to the T.V. on Thursday night to watch his future school take on Texas Tech. Although the Frogs lost, he saw some good things.

"I think we really did a lot of great things, we just busted some coverages but it was still a good game," he said.

Despite his commitment to TCU, it hasn't stopped teams from continuing to show interest. However, Barrett says he's more than happy with his commitment and putting all of his recruiting focus on the Horned Frogs.

"It's kind of stayed the same but I'm just focused on one thing and that's TCU," Barrett said. "I'm as solid as I can be."

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