February 13, 2008

Barrent picks up two Big Ten offers

West Des Moines Valley offensive lineman David Barrent has already had quite a week. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound junior picked up his first scholarship offer from Illinois over the weekend and added one from Iowa just a couple of days later. When we caught up with Barrent on Tuesday, everything was just beginning to sink in.

First for Barrent was the scholarship offer from Illinois, which he received on Saturday. The junior, who helped lead Valley to an 11-1 record last season, then heard from Iowa on Monday and received the Hawkeyes' offer in the mail on Tuesday.

While Iowa and Illinois are the first two schools to offer, they are not the only ones in contact as several others have stayed in touch, including Kansas, Northwestern, Michigan State, Minnesota, and Iowa State.

Currently, Barrent hopes to make his college decision sometime this summer before the start of his senior season.

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