Ht: 6-3 Wt: 287
40-yard dash: 5.11
Rivals: 4-Star #27 DT
Scout: 3-Star #62 DE
247Sports: 4-Star #8 DT
ESPN: 4-Star #34 DT
Malik Barrow is a 4-star lineman (Rivals and ESPN) who played well for IMG Academy, in Bradenton, Fla., before an injury ended his season ... a member of the 247Sports 300 and rated as high as the No. 27 defensive tackle (Rivals), No. 23 strong-side end (Scout) in the South and the No. 8 end in the state of Florida (Scout) ... the No. 6 player overall by Prepstar and a member of its Dream Team of Top 150 players ... had three tackles-for-loss and an interception in an early 2015 game vs. Marimar ... he played three years at Tampa Catholic for coach Mike Gregory before transferring to IMG as a senior, where he played for coach Kevin Wright ... Barrow was a first-team Florida 3A all-state performer as a junior after a 19 tackles-for-loss season ... had 13 sacks as a sophomore ... he totaled 158 career tackles with 31 tackles-for-loss and 17 quarterback sacks ... enrolled in classes at Ohio State in January 2016...expected to be ready for fall camp.
Ohio State, Alabama, Miami, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State, UCLA
Michael Bennett, Adolphus Washington, Robert Landers
Very quick for a defensive tackle. Stays low and gets penetration. Does not stay blocked and is able to find creases between offensive linemen. Only getting better.
The Buckeyes are in need of defensive tackles, and if Barrow is good to go for fall camp, he will get a shot. Ohio State redshirted anywhere from three to five defensive tackles last season, so Barrow will need to prove himself early if he wants to play in 2016.