2007: Barrett, a veteran who early last season, will push for key playing time at defensive tackle as a senior in 2007.
2006: Barrett, who was moved to defensive tackle from defensive end prior to 2006 spring practice, started USC's first 5 games there in 2006 as a junior. He then served as Fili Moala's backup for the next 3 contests, but strained his calf prior to the California game and was sidelined for 2 games (California, Notre Dame) before returning as a backup in the final 2 games. Overall in 2006 while appearing in 11 games, he had 15 tackles, including 2 for losses of 8 yards (with a 6-yard sack). He had 4 tackles against Nebraska and 3 (with the sack) at Arizona.
2005: Barrett, who moved back to defensive end (his original position) from tight end during 2005 spring practice, served as a backup there as a sophomore in 2005. Overall in 2005 while appearing briefly in 6 games (Hawaii, Washington, Washington State, Stanford, California and UCLA), he made 5 tackles (including 2 against Washington State) and 1 deflection. He missed 4 early contests (Arkansas, Oregon, Arizona State and Arizona) with a strained left calf suffered prior to the Arkansas contest. He missed part of 2005 spring practice with a torn calf muscle.
2004:Barrett began his 2004 redshirt freshman season as a reserve defensive end, then switched midseason to tight end and served as a reserve there. He missed USC's first 4 games (Virginia Tech, Colorado State, BYU and Stanford) with a dislocating right shoulder. He saw brief action in 4 games (at defensive end versus Arizona State and at tight end against Washington, Arizona and Notre Dame), but did not make a tackle or catch.
2003:Barrett saw brief action in 2 early-season games (BYU and Hawaii) as a freshman defensive end in 2003, but he suffered a dislocating left shoulder injury prior to the California game, had surgery and missed the rest of the 2003 season (he was allowed to redshirt because of the early injury). He did not record a tackle. After the season, he had surgery on his right shoulder.
HIGH SCHOOL: He earned 2002 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Tom Lemming All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, The Sporting News Hot 100, FOX Sports 50, Tom Lemming Top 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division VI first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team (as a tight end), Los Angeles Times All-Orange County first team and Orange County Register All-Orange County first team honors as a senior at Tustin (Calif.) High. He had 17 receptions for a 21.0 average as a tight end and made 70 tackles with 10 sacks as a defensive lineman in 2002. Tustin advanced to the CIF Division VI semifinals in 2002.
PERSONAL: He's a public policy, management and planning major at USC. He lived in Florida as a youngster.