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

“Right now, the plan is for me to play cornerback this year, too,” he said. “I think some colleges are recruiting me as an athlete, but the problem is, I don't have any film at corner. But I know how to play there. I played it a lot when I was younger.

“I like offense, but I love defense. I don't care where I'm playing, though, as long as I'm playing football and having fun.”

Barr'e knows that one of the big hits against him has been his grades. He missed time as a sophomore because he was ineligible. But he says he has those issues behind him now.

“That was a problem my freshman and sophomore years, but my junior year, I made all A's and B's,” he said. “I'm in summer school right now working on my GPA. I'm trying really hard to improve.

“I wasn't applying myself in the classroom as hard as I should have been. But I definitely take pride in working hard in there now.”


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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