Ohio State Overview: Barron Browning is among a mix of talented linebackers all vying for playing time and starts at one of the deepest positions on the team … a true junior and a two-time Varsity O letterwinner, Browning will bank on his 24 games of experience and three starts during the 2018 season – vs. Oregon State, Rutgers and Purdue – to add to his playing time totals in 2019 … Browning was in on 23 tackles in 2018, including 3.5 tackles for loss, and enters his junior campaign with 37 total tackles and 5.0 tackles for loss … was in on a personal best four solo tackles, and five total, against Purdue … he had 14 tackles as a true freshman in 2017, including a personal best six tackles in the win over Maryland … was one of 10 from the 2017 class of recruits to enroll in classes that January … Browning is exploring majors.
More on Barron: Browning was one of the top linebackers in the nation as a senior, a 5-star prospect (Rivals, 247 and Scout) who earned the No. 1 outside linebacker distinction from Rivals, 247Sports and Scout and a No. 2 ranking by ESPN … considered among the Top 10 players in this class by Rivals (No. 9 overall) and had a No. 11 ranking by 247Sports … named a U.S. Army All-American and a finalist for the 2016 high school Butkus Award as top linebacker … helped Kennedale, coached by Richard Barrett, to an 11-4 season in 2016 and a spot in the Texas 4A state semifinals for the first time in school history … was the state’s Associated Press 4A defensive player of the year with 81 tackles, 10 TFLs and 10 PBUs … also named Fort Worth Star Telegram all-area … the two-time first-team all-state honoree had 74 tackles and eight TFLs as a junior and finished his career with eight forced fumbles … is the son of DeKisha and Barry Browning … father was a two-year football letterman at TCU … brother, Barry Jr., is a Stanford graduate who was a four-year football letterman for the Cardinal between 2007-10.
BROWNING’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS
YEAR G-GS UA A TOT TFL YD SCK QBH
2017 12 7 7 14 1.5 1 0 0
2018 12-3 12 11 23 3.5 11 1.0 0
TOT 24-3 19 18 37 5.0 12 1.0 0