Husky visit could be on tap for Barr

A player from Southern California that has seen recruiting explode over the past month is Lakewood (Ca.) DT Todd Barr. Washington was by his school earlier this week and he said the Huskies still remain a school of high interest for him…

"Coach (Johnny) Nansen was by this week to see me," Barr told recently. "He and I talk pretty regularly, but I don't talk to them as much as I talk to other schools. They were one of the first to offer me though, so they are a school I've always had a pretty high interest in and that hasn't changed."

Barr is currently up to 20 offers with Arkansas and Oregon recently extending full rides.

"I visited Oregon and was really impressed by them," Barr said. "Their facilities are outstanding and I really liked the staff. They have a great program going there right now."

Barr said he isn't quite ready to narrow things down, choosing to stay open to schools which are still recruiting but haven't offered. However, he did say he plans to attend a couple of camps and then after that he said he will start to discuss things with his coaches and parents about a top five so he can begin setting up official visits.

"I'm going to the USC and UCLA camps for sure and I'm going to try and make it up there to visit Washington at some point, but I have to talk to my mom about it," Barr said. "I wanted to get up there in the spring, but I couldn't get up there to visit them. I did see Oregon over my spring break and that's when they offered me and I got to see things.

"I do want to make it up to Washington though, so I can meet with the coaches. I like them a lot and have heard really good things about them and the program up there.

"I don't want to narrow things down too early because I want to have as many choices as possible, so I'll wait a little while and see who offers and then before my season I'll sit down with my family and we'll decide on which ones I should visit officially."

As a junior last fall, Barr was a handful for offensive coordinators to deal with totaling 87 tackles, 32 tackles-for-loss, 12 sacks, five forced fumbles, three pass deflections and two fumble recoveries. He was named All-CIF Pac-5 on defense and All-State First Team.

Barr is an outstanding athlete, posting solid strength numbers -- a 345-pound bench press, a 275-pound squat and a 415-pound squat -- to go along with outstanding athleticism and speed.

"Coaches really seem to like my 'get-off' and my speed," Barr told "They like the way I run and my footwork and how I use my hands to rush the quarterback."

The fact he runs a 4.81 forty at 265 pounds doesn't hurt either.

Barr has said that early playing time doesn't matter as much as just finding the right school to fit him and he likes the staff the defensive scheme they run.

We'll have more from Barr in the coming weeks and months and we'll update news as it happens.

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