Barrett Makes His Choice

Martinsburg wide receiver Brandon Barrett has ended months of speculation by announcing his college choice at a press conference at his high school.

Barrett, the most highly rated player in the Mountain State this year, has made his college choice, and there is rejoicing in Mountaineer Nation.

The speedy and elusive wideout announced today that he will attend West Virginia University.

Barrett chose West Virginia over Ohio State, which had also put on a big push for the talented pass-catcher.

Barrett's mother gave everyone a start before the press conference, when she arrived in a scarlet and black outfit that appeared dangerously close to Buckeye colors. However, Barrett appeared dressed in blue and gold, which allayed WVU fears about his announcement.

During his senior season, he had 82 catches for 1,295 yards and 24 touchdowns while leading his team to the state championship game.

As a junior, he won the Kennedy Award as the state's best player. He caught 71 passes for 1,350 yards and 26 touchdowns. Barrett also averaged 15 yards per punt return and 31.3 per kickoff return on special teams. Defensively he intercepted 13 passes, returning five of them for scores.

Barrett is expected to start out as a slot receiver at WVU.

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