A physical linebacker that stood out within the Dallas-Fort Worth area during his high school career ... A three-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports ... Ranked as a top-25 linebacker in this year’s class by ESPN and Rivals, which slot him at No. 25 and No. 23, respectively ... Rivals rates him as the No. 88 player in the state of Texas this year.
High School: Coached by Rodney Webb at Rockwall High School ... Was a force at the inside linebacker position, as he racked up 104 total tackles as a senior ... 75 of his total tackles in 2017 were unassisted ... Also stuffed opposing offenses with 13.0 tackles for loss in 11 games played ... Constantly pressured opposing quarterbacks, collecting 15 quarterback hurries and five quarterback sacks, according to MaxPreps ... Helped lead a Rockwall defense that held opponents under 10 points on three occasions in 2017, including during a 23-7 victory over The Woodlands in the opening round of the UIL Class 6A D2 State Championship playoffs ... Recorded 88 tackles as a junior at Rockwall, including 57 solo stops ... Also tallied two tackles for loss during the 2016 campaign ... As a sophomore, he logged 25 tackles, including 12 solo stops, and recovered one fumble in only four appearances ... Aided Rockwall to a 10-4 season as a sophomore and helped the Yellowjackets make an appearance in the Class 6A D2 quarterfinals ... Also competed in wrestling and track and field, participating in the 200-meter dash and throwing competitions ... Posted a personal-best 24.56-second time during the 2017 Mesquite ISD Invitational ... Also recorded a 34’ 1.75 personal-record shot put at the 2016 Mesquite Skeeter Relays and an 89’ 3.5 discus throw at the 2016 Wylie East Nahum Martinez Invite ... Chose Oklahoma State over Houston, North Texas and SMU.
Personal: Blake Barron was born Feb. 23, 200, in Dallas, Texas ... Son of Rudy and Kristin Barron ... Father, Rudy, played football at East Texas State and his grandfather played at Tulsa.