Barr's Offer Sheet Filling Up Fast

Lakewood (Calif.) defensive tackle Todd Barr is up to 18 offers but he's in no rush to trim the list, waiting to add a few more offers before he starts to narrow things down...

Lakewood (Calif.) defensive tackle Todd Barr (6-3, 263) continues to add offers to his quickly filling resume.

"Just in the last week, I've gotten offers from Washington State, Duke and Colorado State and then just Wednesday, Tennessee and Idaho offered," said Barr.

Those five offers bumped Barr up to 18 offers in all, with nine of them coming from the Pac-10.

"USC is the only one who hasn't offered and they want me to come to their Rising Stars Camp to see me there," said Barr.

Barr said that some other schools could be close and put him in the 20-offer range.

"Notre Dame is another one I've been hearing from and Nebraska has been talking with me more," said Barr. "I like Notre Dame and they signed Justin (Utupo, a Lakewood teammate)."

Barr just returned from a trip to three Pac-10 schools, to Stanford, California and Oregon, and the latter two extended an offer that the Cardinal had already done.

"The trip was really good and very informative," said Barr. "Each school had something special, and there was something great at each school. I loved watching each practice, and every school was great. I couldn't say one stood out. Oregon, they said I could move around, Cal said they want me as a defensive end and Stanford said either defensive tackle or defensive end."

Barr said that three Pac-10 schools were recruiting him the hardest.

"Recruiting me the hardest, I'd have to say Oregon, UCLA and Cal," said Barr.

Barr has been to both the Los Angeles schools for spring practice.

"I was just at UCLA on Friday and I've gone to USC with Dion Bailey (another Lakewood alum, who's going to USC)," said Barr. "It's been cool to go to each school and see their practices too."

With so many schools to choose from, Barr is working on a timeline to when he'll make a decision.

"I don't know that I could make a top five right now, and I'm not rushing into putting a top five together because I have so many good schools to choose from," said Barr. "I will probably state a top five in a couple of months, but I want to take some official visits and get a chance to see the schools. I haven't been to all of the schools. Right now, I'm completely wide open. I don't have a favorite as of now."

Barr will be at the Nike Camp this Sunday and the Rising Stars Camp at USC in June, but those are his only camp plans for now.

As for leaving Southern California for college, Barr said his family is on board with whatever he chooses.

"My mom said whatever fits me best, it's my decision and my degree," said Barr. "She said she could adjust if I left."

Barr is using several people to help him in the process.

"My mom, my dad, my position coach and my head coach, they're all helping me and I'm asking them a lot of questions."

Academically, Barr has a 3.7 GPA and will take the SAT on May 1st.

He's been selected to play in the UnderArmour All-America Game.


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