Another interior defensive lineman will be making his way to Tampa as Venice defensive tackle Tyrone Barber has signed his LOI to come to USF.
SIGNED!— USF Football (@USFFootball) February 7, 2018
Welcome to USF, Tyrone Barber!#Stampede18 #BullStrong #NSD18 pic.twitter.com/PVSEossqLx
After verbally committing to USF on July 19, the three-star DT helped lead his Venice Indians to the Class 7A state championship in a year in which, according to MaxPreps, he racked up a monstrous 137 tackles (13 for loss), 6.5 sacks and three pass deflections.
Interestingly enough in said state title game, he went head-to-head with fellow #Stampede18 signee, Bartram Trail center Brad Cecil.
Quick update....it’s real! #StateChamps #ItsAlwaysGreatToBeAnIndian #RollTribe pic.twitter.com/AU5do0dAnU— Tim Weidlein (@Tdutch1984) December 10, 2017
Barber remained quiet on social media throughout the entire recruiting process. He did flirt with and take an official visit to Syracuse back in January, but ultimately decided to stick with the home state team.
Oh, and by the looks of the video below, he seems to be a pretty good trash talker as well.
.@SNNTV's #FridayFootballFever GOW features the top two teams in Sarasota Co. It's @VeniceIndianFB vs @RamsRhsFootball! Full preview here: pic.twitter.com/vXLtIouEOe— Ben Bobick (@BeBo_SNN) September 1, 2017