Don’t be too concerned about 4-star quarterback J.T. Barrett’s knee injury that may sideline him for his freshman season with the Ohio State Buckeyes. If his high school conduct is any indication, he will still find ways to contribute and eventually succeed Braxton Miller as OSU’s starting signal-caller.
According to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings, Barrett is the nation’s No. 2 rated dual-threat QB prospect and has already enrolled early in Columbus.
At 6’2″ and 205 pounds, he doesn’t have the most prototypical size for a quarterback, but any lack of stature is made up for with outstanding intangibles. Barrett’s Rider High School (Wichita Falls, Texas) head coach Jim Garfield did nothing to extinguish the hype (h/t ESPN):
His leadership skills are immeasurable…He was our captain. He was our emotional leader. He’s a leader by his mouth and his actions. With his leadership ability and his sacrifice for team, that’s what I believe helped us get where we were at.
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