OSU Signee Silas Barr Talks about Friendships Being Made with the 2021 Class

Joshua PriceBy Joshua PriceDecember 20, 20206 Minutes

The 2021 class for Oklahoma State has had a big focus on targeting players in the DFW area. With 6 players committed from the North Texas area, that number grows to 9 when looking at the state as a whole, means that there is a lot of familiarity in this class. It becomes apparent when 2021 OSU commits Silas Barr and Jaden Nixon are seen at a game in Stillwater together.



Barr talked about how the two got together for the OSU game vs Texas Tech,  “…we were going to Stillwater that week, we had an extra ticket. So I asked to invite him.” Nixon was excited for the chance to connect and get to know a future teammate, “this would be a great time for us to get to know each other more, just hang out, and be around because we’re gonna be around each other for the next four years.” Going to OSU games with future teammates hasn’t been the only thing Barr has done to strengthen his connection with the 2021 recruiting classroom, he also has been going to their games. He has shown up to Frisco Lone Star’s game against Denton Ryan for Jaden Nixon and Allen’s Bi-District win over Plano West for the Green Brothers. While Barr wants to support his fellow OSU commits, there is another reason he goes to the games. “I like to watch football. I like to watch people I know. You know, I just like to go. I wouldn’t have anything else to do. So I go watch people I know.”


Why does Silas want to make these connections in this class? His reasoning is simple: He just wants to make friends. “I want to have as many friends as possible when I get there.” Barr said. After speaking to both Barr and Nixon, it’s clear that this will be a tight-knit class. It’s made even more clear after learning that there is a group chat for recruits. A testament to the craziness of it, Nixon said “The phone just blows up…There’s not one dull moment in our group chat.” It gets even crazier during OSU games with missed penalty calls and other observations made by the 2021 recruits in rapid succession. With the group chat buzzing, fast friends are sure to be made.

Silas Barr and Jaden Nixon weren’t the only ones at the OSU game as Pilot Point class of 2022 running back Ish Harris also attended.  However Barr and Harris didn’t need an introduction as they have known each other since childhood. Playing against each other since the youth level, they have garnered respect for each other over the years. While they didn’t get to play against each other at the high school level, they could play at the collegiate level together. Harris holds a OSU offer among a flurry of other division one offers.  Harris relished the opportunity to meet up with Barr at the game and caught a glimpse of potentially playing together. “It shows who you’re going to be playing with in the future and how good of a friendship you have with your teammates when you get there, if you end up going there.”




Harris also made an impression on Jaden Nixon as well, saying “it’d be great to have him up there”. However Nixon also gave some advice for the 2022 running back, that he should take time in his recruitment.  That it’s his recruiting process and that he wants Harris to have a great experience doing so. However Nixon still made the case for OSU, citing that Oklahoma State has a lot to offer.

Silas Barr signed his national letter of intent Wednesday, along with Jaden Nixon, the Green Brothers, 16 other recruits. He has made sure that this class will be well connected and start off on the right foot come the 2021 season. “I like all the guys so far in the class. I think we’re gonna all work together really well. And there’s a bunch of personalities that fit together just from what I can see so far, so I think it’s gonna be good.”