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Lawton's Jalin Barnett cuts an imposing figure for defenders

ALL-STATE FOOTBALL — Jalin Barnett was an impenetrable wall for the Wolverines this season, leading the way for senior running back Michael Warren's record-setting season and earning a spot on The Oklahoman's All-State football team.
by Jacob Unruh Published: January 5, 2014

At 6-foot-4 and 315 pounds, Lawton junior offensive lineman Jalin Barnett is an imposing figure for defenders.

And he absolutely loves hitting people.

“It's pretty fun for me,” he said. “I love to hit people.”

Barnett was an impenetrable wall for the Wolverines this season, leading the way for senior running back Michael Warren's record-setting season and earning a spot on The Oklahoman's All-State football team.

He also did all of that at right tackle, too.

“Coach always tells me right tackle on our team has something special,” Barnett said. “He says our most athletic tackle will be our right not left.”

Barnett is certainly special.

He is ranked No. 8 in the junior class by ESPN.com and is highly regarded as the top recruit in the state next year. He already possesses eight Division I scholarship offers, including Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma and Stanford.

“It's kind of been crazy, but I think recruiting's going to be great for me,” Barnett said. “I don't think I'm going to make a decision until about next year mid-football season.”

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by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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