At Terry Parker High School, Barrington was a three-star prospect at linebacker, but he also played running back, where he logged 1,188 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns on 108 carries as a senior. While playing all of the linebacker sports, he racked up 109 tackles, five sacks, one interception, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and six pass breakups. Barrington picked USF over Miami, Purdue and Illinois, among others.
As a true freshman, he appeared in all 13 games and started one. He tallied 41 tackles (two for loss) with one pass defended. In 2010, Barrington played in all 13 games, and logged 11 starts. He finished third on the team in tackles with 65 (6.5 for loss). He also added half of a sack, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and three passes broken up. Barrington's junior year saw him start all 12 games. He had 72 tackles (6.5 for loss), 2.5 sacks, and one interception. In 2012, Barrington's play earned him a second-team All-Big East nod. He had 80 tackles (6.5 for loss), 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and three pass breakups.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.