Now, just two months from National signing day, the big lineman discusses his in home visit with Coach Luper and his excitement as his time as a high school star winds to a close.
"It was really good and Coach Luper feels like just a part of the family" said Barrett. "We didn't even talk about football the whole time, we really just sat there and talked about everything from why I came to TCU to what made me choose TCU and all that kind of stuff."
"We just sat there and ate and watched the end of some games and it was really good, I enjoyed it."
At 6'5" and 320 pounds, Barrett projects anywhere on the offensive line but as of now, it looks like he'll get his first shot at guard for TCU. With an offensive line in desperate need of assistance, Barrett is ready to get to campus and help in any way that he can.
"Really, it was a tough season, but it was just a season where we had to find ourselves" he said. "We were young and had some injuries but looking at what we have coming in with my class and the caliber of players we have coming, I know we can come in and help."
"Yeah, it was a bad season, and it happened but we're coming in to help in any way that we can and we have so much great talent" said Barrett. "I don't think we'll have too many more seasons like that."
With a successful season for he and his Skyline teammates just finishing up, you might think that Barrett is fighting off schools as they try to swoop in and get him to change his commitment, but he says that's not the case at all.
"No, not at all" he said. "They all know that I'm serious about being a Horned Frog and they would just be wasting their time and they've quit trying."
With a solid class already intact, Barrett says he hasn't let up with his personal recruiting efforts. To hear him explain it, a national championship is possible at TCU and he's recruiting guys he thinks can help the Frogs reach that goal.
"They're trying to figure out all of our official visits now because of the weather but it looks like it's going to be next weekend now."
"They were supposed to come this weekend but they had some issues getting there and so did Foster Sawyer so me, Frank, Foster and some other guys are going to try to do it next weekend I guess."
As the recruiting process has gone on, Barrett has built strong friendships with a lot of recruits and he says his relationship with certain guys helps him get a good feeling on where they may ultimately end up.
"I think we have a good chance with all of those guys" he said. "With them taking their official with us, it shows that they have some type of interest in us and when we get people on campus it's a whole different story."
"We're going to see how it is when they get on campus, get to hang out with the guys and hang out with the commits and stuff like that."
With signing day right around the corner, Barrett left us with his final thoughts of the interview.
"I'm ready man, I'm just ready to get there" he said. "I mean, if I could start today I would."