NCF On The Trail: Kirk Barron

Midyear signings:  Purdue

December, 23, 2013
According to ESPN's Jared Shanker, the following players have signed with Purdue:

David Blough, QB-PP, Carrollton, Texas/Creekview
HT: 6-1 WT: 187
Positional Rank: No. 33 QB-PP
Stars: 3

Kirk Barron, OG, Mishawaka, Ind./Marian
HT: 6-3 WT: 297
Positional Rank: No. 45 OG
Stars: 3

Big Ten class rankings analysis 

September, 11, 2013

Week three of the regular season and there still isn't much movement with Big Ten recruiting. The class rankings didn't shift too much because there wasn't a lot of news outside of Ohio State's new addition to the 2014 class.

Big Ten recruiting reporters give you a look at some of the trends and things to watch within the conference recruiting landscape:

There are still big holes to fill in recruiting for the 2014 class and top targets still on the board. A lot of position groups are being addressed in recruiting, but not many have been completely filled.

Big Ten recruiting writers Tom VanHaaren and Brad Bournival take a look at the most important position for each Big Ten team in the 2014 class.

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OL Kirk Barron drops Ohio for Purdue

June, 15, 2013
Interior offensive lineman Kirk Barron (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) has decommitted from the Ohio Bobcats to play for the Purdue Boilermakers, according to media reports.

Barron, who originally selected Ohio in May, has additional scholarship offers from Ball State and Massachusetts. Indiana, Kansas, NC State, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, TCU, Tennessee and Wisconsin also recruited the 6-foot-2, 292-pound blocker.

He posted an electronically timed 5.50 40-yard dash, 5.47 20-yard shuttle and 20-inch vertical on the Nike Combine circuit.

Barron is Purdue's fourth commitment for 2014.

Bobcats gain OL Kirk Barron

May, 10, 2013
Class of 2014 center Kirk Barron (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) committed to sign with Ohio, according to multiple sources.

Barron, who is 6-foot-2 and 292 pounds, selected the Bobcats over scholarship offers from Ball State and UMass. Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, TCU, Tennessee and Wisconsin also showed interest.

Before last season, he registered a 5.5-second 40-yard dash, 5.47-second 20-yard shuttle and 20-inch vertical on the combine circuit.

The Bobcats have four players on board for the 2014 recruiting cycle.

Wisconsin keeps an eye on Kirk Barron 

October, 28, 2012
Junior offensive guard Kirk Barron (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) made a visit this weekend to Wisconsin, and the Badgers coaches might reciprocate with a visit to see Barron next weekend.

Barron said the Wisconsin coaches are highly interested in offering and could come to watch his playoff game Friday.

“They wanted to talk after the game so I was excited,” Barron said. “He was saying since it’s their bye week he would come up to Marian this week. He said he might stop by the game Friday night.”

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Pitt impresses 2014 OG Kirk Barron 

September, 15, 2012
The scene at Heinz Field on Saturday was like a carnival, Kirk Barron (Mishakawa, Ind./Marian) said. Though Barron didn’t leave this carnival with a prize -- an offer -- he thoroughly enjoyed his visit to Pittsburgh.

“It went really good. I talked with the offensive line coach [Jim Hueber] before the game started. I thought that was a positive,” Barron said. “The entire atmosphere was great. I liked it a lot. It was fun to be there and watch Coach [Paul] Chryst win his first game.”

Barron said Hueber was excited to see he made the trip from Indiana, which is about a five-hour drive. Barron and his father did not arrive in Pittsburgh until 3 a.m. Saturday morning.

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