COLUMBUS, Ohio — Even after a statistically subpar showing from J.T. Barrett, opposing coaches can’t stop singing his praises.
The junior quarterback completed nine of 21 passes for 93 yards, one touchdown and one interception and also ran 26 times for 137 yards and one score. Although that was a subpar game by Barrett’s standards, Indiana coach Kevin Wilson walked away impressed by what he saw from Ohio State’s signal caller.
“In my opinion, from afar, I think that’s the best quarterback in college football,” Wilson said in his postgame press conference. “Some of these guys have some stats, I’m not saying it because he’s in our league – I’m not a homer. When you watch that kid play, that kid and his unselfishness … he went through a lot. He was a premier player in the country two years ago when he got injured.
“He’s one of the best players, he’s one of the best teammates. I’m not in their locker room, I’m sure he’s a phenomenal leader. That’s why those young players are playing so well. He might have been off today, but he’s human. I think J.T. Barrett is an awesome football player.”
You can watch Wilson’s full press conference below.