Skip to main content

Urban Meyer Says ESPN's Trent Dilfer Convinced Him To Get J.T. Barrett

J.T. Barrett has turned into a star for Urban Meyer, but Ohio State's head coach needed some convincing to take his commitment back when he was a recruit.

J.T. Barrett committed to Ohio State back in April 2012. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound dual-threat quarterback was ranked the No. 2 dual-threat QB in the class and the No. 137 player overall, per 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

It wasn't an automatic take for Urban Meyer, though. The Buckeyes are consistently loaded at the position and have to be selective when it comes to the quarterbacks they take in their recruiting classes.

Former Ohio State assistant Tom Herman helped convince Meyer to take Barrett, along with the help of a former NFL quarterback/ESPN analyst.

Trent Dilfer helped convince Meyer to take Barrett, too.

Dilfer, a Super Bowl champion QB, worked with Barrett at his Elite 11 quarterback camp.

Meyer is certainly thankful for the convincing.

Barrett and Ohio State are set to square off against another start quarterback this weekend in Baker Mayfield. The Buckeyes and the Sooners will kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on FOX.