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Sunday, October 14, 2012
Ty Barrett: OU linemen 'were on it'

By Damon Sayles

Class of 2014 offensive tackle Ty Barrett (Dallas/Skyline) was one of the many recruits in attendance for Oklahoma’s big win over Texas at the 107th Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl.

Barrett, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound tackle, has offers from West Virginia, Ole Miss, Texas Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette and Morgan State, but he also has heavy interest from both Oklahoma and Texas. Barrett had a chance not only to enjoy being a part of the 92,500 in attendance but also check out how both offensive lines contained the defensive ends.

“OU dominated, but the atmosphere was crazy,” Barrett said. “I went to the game last year, but this year, there was something different. It was out of control.

“Texas has those great D-ends in Jackson Jeffcoat and Alex Okafor, but seeing how OU dealt with the D-ends and their blitzing was something. They seemed to pick up every blitz. I don’t think Landry Jones got touched out there. They were on it.”

Barrett admitted that he has heard more from Oklahoma than Texas, but he said both schools are on even playing fields -- even after Oklahoma’s 63-21 win on Saturday. All five schools that have offered him also are being heavily analyzed.

Barrett, however, did say that Oklahoma’s fans made an impression on him.

“OU fans were really into the game,” he said. “Their whole team and their swagger about the game was different, but it was a good different. The team came out ready to play, for real, and the fans came out more hype than Texas. The fans, coaches and players all were into it.”