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Barksdale gives BC fans sneak peek

8/25/2012

His brother Tres Barksdale is a wide receiver for Michigan State, so hooking up with a Spartans commit Friday wasn’t much of a stretch for Drew Barksdale (Solon, Ohio/Solon).

Drew found wide receiver Darian Hicks twice for touchdowns in the final two minutes of a come-from-behind 24-21 win over Shaker Heights.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Barksdale is pledged to Boston College as an athlete. He showed poise under pressure and told the world what his breakfast of champions was following the game.

“My coach just kept me calm,” said Barksdale, who finished 11-of-22 for 207 yards with three touchdowns. “Right before I went out for the winning drive he asked me what I had for breakfast. I told him, ‘Eggs and toast.’ That’s what it took to drive down the field and score.

“We definitely disappointed in giving up the lead. It was hard going in the second and third quarter. It was a learning point. Here at Solon, these fourth-quarter comebacks happen every year. Every year it’s something. I’m excited for the team. We can build off of this.”

Barksdale can also build off the fact he’s a Boston College commit through and through. He’ll try to get out to a Saturday game if time allows.

“The process is done with me,” he said. “It’s nice I can focus on the season and more importantly on the academics. That’s very important. We expect conference championships and state championships here at Solon.”