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Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Joseph Barksdale

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Defensive tackle
Detroit, Michigan
Cass Tech
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  • Ht:6'6"verified
  • Wt:323 lbsverified
  • 40:4.9 secs
  • Bench Max:430
  • Bench Reps:33verified
  • Vertical:0 inches
  • GPA:3.5
  • ACT:21
  • Class:2007 (HS - December Grad)
  • - data verified (events)
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College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
LSUCOMMITTED (01/06/2007)Offered12/01/2006Earl Lane
Florida St.NoneOfferedNoneOdell Haggins, John Lilly
MichiganNoneOfferedNoneErik Campbell
Michigan St.NoneOffered12/08/2006
Notre DameNoneOffered09/15/2006Mike Haywood, Jappy Oliver
Ohio St.NoneOffered11/17/2006Jim Heacock, Paul Haynes
USCNoneOfferedNoneBrennan Carroll

Scouting Report on Joseph Barksdale

by Mike Farrell - 06/19/2006
Barksdale has very good size and a quickness that is rare in a huge defensive tackle. He shows good balance and is able to keep his feet about him even on cut block attempts. Barksdale uses his hands well and works his way down the line well on run plays with good awareness and vision. His size and strength allows him to handle double teams without giving up much ground and his burst off the ball and power make him a dangerous pass rusher up the middle. Barksdale has the agility and footwork to play guard on the offensive side of the ball as well.

Mike Farrell is a recruiting analyst for Rivals.com.

Latest News

Minor tweaking on defense02/26/2007 TigerBait.com

It should be any easy spring for LSU defensive coordinator Bo Pelini. For the second consecutive season, the Tigers put out one of the best defenses in the nation. LSU allowed fewer than 13 points per game during its 11-2 campaign.

Top NSD stories: Meyer reloads Gators02/08/2007Rivals.com College Football
Signing Day Blitz: SEC02/07/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Miles pleased with class02/07/2007TigerBait.com
Recruiting Race01/11/2007StudentSportsFootball.com
Barksdale says it's LSU01/06/2007TigerBait.com
Barksdale chooses LSU01/06/2007MichiganPreps.com
Recruiting Race01/04/2007StudentSportsFootball.com
Barksdale is crazy like a fox01/04/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Huge week ahead for the Buckeyes01/03/2007BuckeyeGrove.com
Army East notebook: Plenty of recruiting news01/03/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
U.S. Army AA Bowl Tuesday Hot 11: East01/02/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army East notebook: Scouting the East stars01/02/2007Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Barksdale has made decision12/18/2006TigerBait.com
Tressel works overtime at Barksdale's home12/15/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
Spartans suddenly running strong for Barksdale12/13/2006SpartanMag.com
Tressel to visit Barksdale12/13/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
LSU in Barksdale's final three12/04/2006TigerBait.com
Looks like two team battle for Barksdale12/04/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
Recruiting Race11/30/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Barksdale looking forward to LSU visit11/28/2006TigerBait.com
Just one more visit for Barksdale?11/26/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
Barksdale's OSU visit better than perfect11/19/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
Video feature: Big recruiting weekend for OSU11/17/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Barksdale excited about OSU official visit11/12/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
Has Barksdale narrowed the field?10/31/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
Barksdale fills out official visit schedule10/20/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
FSU gets fifth and final visit for five-star DT10/19/2006Warchant.com
Vols Try to Stay In Chase for Five-Star DT10/17/2006VolQuest.com
Recruiting Race10/12/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Five-star defensive tackle likes Tigers10/11/2006TigerBait.com
When will they decide?10/08/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
Five-star DL: Pretty good chance I'll visit UM10/06/2006CaneSport.com
Highlight Video: Cissoko and Barksdale10/03/2006TheWolverine.com
Junior says Bucks showing plenty of interest09/29/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
Recruiting Race09/27/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Barksdale enjoys his third OSU game09/24/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
Barksdale gives Buckeyes the last shot09/18/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
Barksdale enjoys return trip to ND09/18/2006IrishIllustrated.com
Five-star DT gives ND visit a perfect 1009/17/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Stars travel to see Irish this weekend09/14/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Fans impress Barksdale09/10/2006IrishIllustrated.com
Recruiting Race09/07/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Barksdale's Breakdown09/04/2006USCFootball.com
Barksdale says OSU up there08/30/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
Barksdale sets ND visit08/25/2006IrishIllustrated.com
Joseph Barksdale shifts his focus08/24/2006Orangebloods.com
Has Barksdale narrowed the field?08/17/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
Texas tidbits: Sooners look at new targets08/04/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Barksdale takes a trip to Ann Arbor07/30/2006TheWolverine.com
Michigan five-star close to cutdown07/27/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
Big 12: OSU and Baylor gaining momentum07/19/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
The best year ever?07/11/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Five-star DT to narrow list07/10/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
Busy summer winding down for Barksdale07/06/2006BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
In the Trenches All-American Teams07/06/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
NIKE Camp All-Americans: 1st Team Defense07/03/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
The long and winding road06/29/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
AMP: Irish pursuing defensive linemen06/27/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
AMP: Who's left for Texas?06/26/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Barksdale back from six-camp tour06/22/2006MichiganPreps.com
Big 12: Colorado doing well in state06/21/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Five-Star DT Talks About Knoxville Trip06/21/2006VolQuest.com
One on one ... with Joseph Barksdale06/17/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
AMP: Horns making headlines again06/08/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Texas tidbits: Horns find room for more06/07/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Texas commits earn rave reviews at camp06/05/2006Orangebloods.com
QB Clausen leads new Rivals10006/05/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
AMP: One on one with Joseph Barksdale06/05/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
FSU high on another five-star DT06/04/2006Warchant.com
Five-star talent visit the Longhorns06/04/2006Orangebloods.com
Barksdale not ready to settle05/30/2006TheWolverine.com
AMP: The Class of 2007 five stars- Group 105/30/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Barksdale plans to make early impact05/28/2006IrishIllustrated.com
A wanted man05/26/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
AMP: Five-star preview: DL and LB05/25/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
DT Barksdale talks Penn State05/23/2006BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Columbus NIKE Camp Hot 1105/17/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Columbus NIKE Camp: Position-by-position review05/17/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Vols Try to Stay in Race for Barksdale05/17/2006VolQuest.com
Big Ten tidbits and notes05/16/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Columbus NIKE Camp: Top Bench Presses05/12/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Columbus NIKE Camp: In the Trenches05/09/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Barksdale came up big in Columbus05/09/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Barksdale calls Carroll05/09/2006USCFootball.com
Ohio State NIKE Camp MVP is...05/08/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Barksdale making his mark05/08/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
Linemen highlight Columbus Nike camp05/08/2006WVSports.com
Ohio State NIKE Camp: Big offers coming05/08/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Longhorns extend an offer to Detroit star05/08/2006Orangebloods.com
Barksdale capitalizing on NIKE Camp outing05/08/2006MichiganPreps.com
The midwest represents at Columbus NIKE Camp05/06/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Stable full of studs05/06/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Columbus NIKE Camp to feature midwest's best05/05/2006StudentSportsFootball.com
Columbus NIKE Camp Preview05/04/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Humble tackle headed to Columbus05/02/2006BuckeyeGrove.com
Detroit standout DT got UM offer last week04/26/2006CaneSport.com
Notre Dame visit excites Barksdale04/24/2006IrishIllustrated.com
Another Irish visit for Barksdale04/18/2006IrishIllustrated.com
Barksdale adds offer; attends spring game04/18/2006TheWolverine.com
Barksdale a priority04/11/2006BadgerBlitz.com
Horns have eye on Detroit star04/09/2006Orangebloods.com
Detroit's Barksdale looking at Vols04/03/2006VolQuest.com
Tennessee latest to offer Barksdale03/29/2006MichiganPreps.com
Barksdale takes it one offer at a time03/21/2006MichiganPreps.com
New offer for Barksdale03/17/2006IrishIllustrated.com
Barksdale adds another big one03/13/2006Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Junior day draws top prospects03/06/2006IrishIllustrated.com
Barksdale wants to be the best02/28/2006IrishIllustrated.com
Barksdale flips the switch02/17/2006TheWolverine.com
Video: Joseph Barksdale quick clip02/08/2006Rivals.com
Barksdale holds early offers01/24/2006IrishIllustrated.com
Video: Barksdale in action01/24/2006Rivals.com
No shortage of interest in star junior12/07/2005Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Big Ten Blitz: Hawkeyes look to the future11/29/2005Rivals.com Football Recruiting
A gem at Cass Tech11/21/2005MichiganPreps.com

Stats

Defense
Year TckTFLSckIntBR
2006 732771-
2005 (Jr.)83208-2