NCF On The Trail: Tarow Barney

Midyear Signings: Penn State

December, 21, 2013
According to, the following player has signed with Penn State:

Tarow Barney, DT, Bainbridge, Ga./Northwest Mississippi CC
HT: 6-3 WT: 285
Positional Rank: No. 5 DT Juco
Stars: 4
ESPN JC50 (No. 19)

Weekend recruiting wrap: Big Ten 

November, 25, 2013
Another week means more recruiting news within the Big Ten conference. There was plenty of action throughout, so here is a look at the top stories over the weekend.

Penn State lands juco defensive tackle

November, 24, 2013
Penn State lost in overtime 23-20 to Nebraska on Saturday. The Nittany Lions had a ton of top targets on hand for the game, and they ended up picking up a commitment on Sunday.

Juco defensive lineman Tarow Barney (Senatobia, Miss./Northwest Mississippi Community College) committed to Penn State after taking an official visit, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-3, 285-pound defender had offers from Illinois, Iowa State, Miami (Oh), Middle Tennessee State, Penn State and others. He joins Antoine White (Millville, N.J./Millville) as the two defensive line commits in this class.

Barney is a welcomed addition to the class, as Penn State had been looking for defensive line help. ESPN 300 lineman Thomas Holley (Brooklyn, N.Y./Lincoln) is still on the board so adding Holley and Barney to this class would be a huge deal for the future of the defense.

The big defensive tackle could be an immediate contributor because of his experience. That's a good thing because the Penn State defensive line is losing a few key contributors from this season.

This is commit No. 16 for the Nittany Lions in the 2014 class, but the first junior-college commitment.