Another Barnett is on the Radar

Longtime Texas Longhorn commit Eryon Barnett from Euless Trinity has had a personally disappointing season. After winning a state championship as a junior, Eryon had high hopes for his senior campaign, but unfortunately, his season was cut short by a knee injury. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with Eryon's dad, Coach Elzie Barnett, and found out about another Barnett that will be very highly recruited.

Eryon Barnett of Euless Trinity started his senior campaign quickly by picking off four passes in four games according to his father, Maceo Smith Head Coach Elzie Barnett.

Unfortunately, Eryon suffered an ACL tear in his left knee that required season ending surgery in October. "He is doing great. He is already riding a bike." confirmed Coach Barnett.

"He was planning on enrolling early, but with the injury, we decided to wait until May to finish his high school classes. He will be in Austin in June," Coach Barnett said.

Coach Barnett then talked about his sophomore tight end and defensive end Chris Barnett. Chris plays for his dad at Maceo Smith after transferring from Garland after his freshman year.

"Chris had a decent year, but not a great year. He had to make a transition over to our team," said Coach Barnett, "Chris is 6-5, 230, and runs a 4.7."

For the year, Chris had 11 receptions for 137 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, he posted 20 solo tackles, 16 assisted tackles, five tackles for loss, and two sacks.

When asked what position he will play in college, Coach Barnett said, "Great question. Coach Chambers at Texas thinks he could be a tight end. A Baylor coach thinks he could grow into an offensive tackle. Either way, he will be a big-time division one prospect."


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