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2007 Razorback Football Signing Class

BY ANDRES FOCIL
2007 Razorback Football Signing Class

BRANDON BARNETT

RB – SO – 5-10 – 190 – Texarkana, Ark. (Arkansas HS / Butler County [Kan.] CC)

40-yard dash: 4.3

He will have three years of competition eligibility at Arkansas. He redshirted his first year at Butler County before playing in 2006 for Coach Troy Morrell. He helped lead the Grizzlies to a Kansas Jayhawk Conference and Region VI championships. He rushed for 1,056 yards and 14 touchdowns on 148 attempts. He also caught six passes for 50 yards. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 82 junior college prospect in the nation. In high school, he was a three-year starter for the Razorbacks and earned all-state and all-conference honors as a senior for Arkansas High School. He was also selected to The Associated Press Super Team. His high school coach, Bill Keopple, is a former UA assistant coach (1998-99) under Houston Nutt. Despite missing nearly three full games due to an ankle injury, he led his squad in rushing with 1,289 yards and 11 touchdowns on 120 carries. He averaged 10.7 yards per carry as a senior. He also made two interceptions on defense in his senior campaign. In his junior season, he rushed for 1,015 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also racked up 304 yards and three touchdowns receiving. On special teams, he returned three kickoffs for touchdowns and averaged more than 34.6 yards per kickoff return. He ran a state-best time of 10.43 in the 100 meters as a junior. He won the state championship in the 100-meter dash as a junior. He participated in the Max Emfinger All-American All-Star Game in Shreveport, La. Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 5 player in Arkansas. Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 11 all-purpose back in the country and the No. 5 overall player in Arkansas. He has recorded a 315-pound bench press max and a 45-pound squat lift in his high school career. He was the most valuable player in the 2005 Arkansas High School All-Star Game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville on June 24, 2006. He rushed for 95 yards and three touchdowns in the game. He also hauled in three passes for 31 yards in leading his team to a 28-13 win. He was also recruited out of high school by Houston, Florida, Arizona and Louisiana-Monroe. He is the son of Carol Larry.



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