High school football: Jenks' Trey'Vonne Barr'e makes up for size with toughness

Jenks running back Trey'Vonne Barr'e is just 5-foot-9, but he's worked to add weight. And, as he waits on his first college offer, he's in summer school working on his GPA.
by Scott Wright Published: July 1, 2012
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photo - Jenks running back Trey'Vonne Barr'e breaks away for a 17-yard touchdown during the Edmond Santa Fe - Jenks game at UCO's Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Friday, November 18, 2011. PHOTO BY HUGH SCOTT, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN
Jenks running back Trey'Vonne Barr'e breaks away for a 17-yard touchdown during the Edmond Santa Fe - Jenks game at UCO's Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Friday, November 18, 2011. PHOTO BY HUGH SCOTT, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN

As his senior year of high school approaches, Jenks running back Trey'Vonne Barr'e stands 5 feet, 9 inches, just about the same height he was after a big growth spurt in seventh grade.

He has added some weight since then, now over 170 pounds with hopes of being 180 before the season ends, but what he can't offer in size, he makes up for in toughness.

“I try to show college coaches my aggressiveness,” he said. “I've always played football, and I played rugby for a while too, and size has never been an issue.”

His size hasn't kept colleges away. Though Barr'e is still waiting on his first Division I offer, he has plenty of interest, with schools like Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Arizona and Nebraska contacting him.

Barr'e made his name at running back last season, filling in when Alex Ross, now a freshman at Oklahoma, was sidelined by injuries. A quick, elusive runner, Barr'e finished the year with 1,927 yards and 21 touchdowns on 213 attempts, averaging 9.0 yards per carry.

But Barr'e says he isn't restricting himself to only running back in the future.

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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The Oklahoman's Super 30

The Oklahoman's Super 30 feature series on the state's top football recruits continues with No. 21, Jenks running back Trey'Vonne Barr'e. Here are the last three players we've written about in the series:

No. 24: Jordan Evans, Norman North

No. 23: Cameron Wrenn, Broken Arrow

No. 22: Kerwin Thomas, Wagoner

No. 21: Trey'Vonne Barr'e

School: Jenks

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 173

Position: Running back

Offers: No Division I offers yet, but interest from a wide range of schools, including Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Nebraska, Arizona, Arizona State and Arkansas State.

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