Central Catholic High School’s Devin Barren has received offers to five different universities to play college football. These include The Naval Academy, Notre Dame College, Bluefield State, Youngstown State, and Livingston College.
Barren, a junior at Central Catholic states that he still has a lot to chew on in his decision-making process. His main focus outside of football is how the school will set him up after he graduates.
“I am really open to anything, I am only in 11th grade and have another year of high school coming up. I want to keep everything open and not narrow anything down just yet. I will be visiting these schools very soon as well” said Barren.
The 2022 6’ 1”, 180 lb running back was a pivotal force to Central Catholic’s offense and defense. In a mid-season game against Baldwin, Barren scored a pick-six. The Vikings finished last season with a 6-3 overall record but lost to McDowell in the playoffs from a forfeit.
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“I can bring teamwork and energy. When I am up and doing my thing, everyone else is just as electric back. I am definitely an energetic and hardworking person and I will bring that to the table for whoever ends up getting me.”
Barren started playing football before he even attended school at the age of four years old. He has been a multi-sport athlete throughout his athletic career playing sports such as basketball and track and field.
“I definitely have to thank my parents, they were always there and they always took me place to place to ball out whether it was from track to AAU basketball to seven on seven football.”
Barren will visit these five schools this summer to try and narrow down his decision.