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Barrett brings grit to QB

Early enrollee recovers from ACL tear while bringing leadership qualities

Updated: January 29, 2013, 6:21 PM ET
By Austin Ward | BuckeyeNation

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- J.T. Barrett has been in this situation before.

The details certainly aren't identical, though the same injured knee that wrecked his senior season at Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas, will largely keep him on the sideline during spring practice after enrolling early at Ohio State.

But whether Barrett is leading the offense at quarterback or not playing at all, he has proved before that he can make an impact either way. And even with a Heisman Trophy candidate ...

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