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Underclassmen Challege: Barrett talks BU

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Dallas Skyline offensive tackle Ty Barrett announced his enormous potential at the scorching hot Rivals100 Underclassmen Challenge on Sunday at DeSoto High School, and said afterward that Baylor is on his list of potential schools.
As the camp hit its midpoint Sunday, with the heat rising off the Eagle Stadium turf, Barrett was one of the best linemen during an intense segment of one-on-one matchups between offensive and defensive linemen.
After he was done working over several pass rushing defensive players from around the southern part of the country, Barrett spoke for a few minutes about Baylor.
He doesn't hold a Baylor offer yet, but he wants one. He has offers so far from Texas Tech, West Virginia and Mississippi. His list of favorite schools is a little different, and it includes the Bears.
"Michigan, Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Texas," Barrrett said. "I like Baylor a lot. You know they have a lot of linemen coming out (to the NFL). I'm really considering Baylor."
Barrett said he hasn't been able to make a visit to Baylor this summer. The Bears have their final camp on July 20 and maybe Barrett will make it there.
"I haven't been able to go to one of their camps," Barrett said. "I had something to do this summer, and I had a family issue. I was upset about it, not getting to go."
The 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive tackle showed perhaps the best feet for a lineman at Sunday's camp, keeping them moving the entire time during 1-on-1 drills. That isn't something you see a lot of young linemen do.
Barrett also plays with a lot of passion, and with his long arms was able to keep defensive ends from getting away from him.
"There were some great matchups out there," Barrett said. "I got to compete against the best in the nation and it was competitive the whole time. It was a great experience."
Briefly …: Fort Worth All Saints offensive guard Demetrius Knox, whose offer sheet is the most impressive of the 2014 linemen at Sunday's Underclassmen Challenge, said he went and observed one of Baylor's June camps in Waco. He lists Baylor, Ohio State, Florida, Florida State, Texas, Oregon and Alabama among his top schools. Knox started out at tackle Sunday but moved to guard and looked a lot more comfortable at that position … Nacogdoches 2014 offensive tackle Jacob Bragg, who opened a ton of eyes at the camp with his mean streak and his willingness to go up against the top pass rushers, said he plans on making contact with Baylor again. He attended Baylor's one-day camp in Marshall last month. Bragg doesn't have any offers as of yet, but that should change over the summer … Van Alstyne center Connor Mayes and Hebron guard Zach Rogers (2015) were two other standout linemen at the camp and are worth keeping an eye on. Mayes has several offers, with only one from an in-state school, Texas State.
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