Bobcats gain OL Kirk Barron


Class of 2014 center Kirk Barron (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) committed to sign with Ohio, according to multiple sources.

Barron, who is 6-foot-2 and 292 pounds, selected the Bobcats over scholarship offers from Ball State and UMass. Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, TCU, Tennessee and Wisconsin also showed interest.

Before last season, he registered a 5.5-second 40-yard dash, 5.47-second 20-yard shuttle and 20-inch vertical on the combine circuit.

The Bobcats have four players on board for the 2014 recruiting cycle.