Blake Barker (bottom left) and teammate Alex Barber (54) combine for a sack against Lawerene Academy in November.
BB&N's Blake Barker verbally committed to Stanford Friday.
"The BB&N football program is thrilled with Blake's decision to attend Stanford," BB&N coach John Papas said via email. "It was a very difficult decision for him as he had numerous offers but, in the end, Stanford had everything Blake was looking for. He is and outstanding student (2000 on his SAT's) and a nationally ranked football player. Stanford is one of the few places in the country that allows him to pursue his goal at the highest level, both academically and athletically."
Papas said the competition for Barker's services included more than 20 offers, including Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, Penn State, and Boston College.
Barker, ranked among ESPN's top 150 recruits in the class of 2010, is a 6-foot-6, 238-pound tight end. A Wellesley native, he also shined at defensive end for BB&N last year, registering 14 sacks.
Papas notes that Barker is the eighth BB&N player in the last three years to commit to a Division 1 program.
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