Derek Barnett (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy) might already know what it’s like to play for Ohio State.
The 6-foot-3, 269-pound defensive end can’t help himself because he received an earful from his grandfather Gerald Kasunic growing up. See, Kasunic played for the Buckeyes in the early 1960s so the scarlet and gray has always been a topic of discussion in the Barnett household.
A fan of the Buckeyes, Barnett has heard the stories. Just how many, he’s not sure.
So when Ohio State called with an offer on Wednesday, it took him back a bit.