The 21-year-old Texan will be leading the Buckeyes this season after 16 starters have left the team.
Barrett is no stranger to being a leader, as this is the second straight season he’ll be captain. His time playing with the Buckeyes has been largely successful with an outrageous 15-2 record as a starter. His completion percentage sits at 64.2 and he averages over 220 yards per game passing, 82 yards rushing. In his 17 starts he’s been the playmaker on 58 touchdowns.
The buckeyes are looking for some of that 2014 magic and according to many, Barrett is the guy to do it with all the experience as a seasoned player.
Despite the team’s confidence that Barrett will succeed, last season was not so hot for the now Junior QB. After nabbing a starting position in the 8th game of the season, Barrett was suspended for a game after being arrested for a DUI.
“He did not have a great training camp last year, for whatever reason,” coach Urban Meyer according to 10tv. “There was a lot of distraction with Cardale and with who’s going to play quarterback, and he was still overcoming a pretty serious injury that took a long time to heal, so he didn’t have the spring reps that he needed. He did this year, and I anticipate he’ll be as good a quarterback as we’ve had, because it’s his show — he knows it and he’s prepared.”
Let’s hope that J.T. Barrett can thrive under the pressure and lead the Buckeyes to another championship season.
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