Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was named a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, so he visited the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Ga., this week for the 2017 College Football Awards. NCAA.com talked to Barrett one-on-one and asked him five questions about his pregame meals, his favorite childhood video games, what sport he would play if not football, and more.
Here’s what he had to say.
NCAA.com: If you’re playing in a night game, what are your ideal pregame meals leading up to the game?
J.T. Barrett: “Breakfast, if it’s a home game, I’m eating Frosted Flakes. If it’s an away game, I eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. My redshirt freshman year it was our first away game, it was our first game, we played Navy and I went to go get Frosted Flakes, didn’t have it, had Cinnamon Toast Crunch and I was like ‘This is my thing now, I can’t change it.’ For lunch, I think I just try to get some vegetables in me and then eat some chicken and same thing with dinner.”
NCAA.com: What is one road game that you’d like to play that you haven’t played in your career?
JTB: “Trying to think, I feel like I played almost everywhere in the Big Ten. Now that I think about it, Purdue. I didn’t go my true freshman year but that was one that comes to mind, just a rough place to play just being where it’s at and also just getting prepared to go play that game in that environment.”
NCAA.com: What was your favorite video game growing up?
JTB: “Played a lot of NCAA (Football) growing up, that was one of my faves. Also, Mario Kart.”
NCAA.com: Who is your celebrity look-alike?
JTB: “I hear I look like Chris Paul a lot. I don’t think so, I don’t know, but I hear people say I look like Chris Paul a lot so that’s interesting to me.”
NCAA.com: If you had to pick a sport besides football and a school besides Ohio State, what sport would you play and what school would you attend?
JTB: “I would play basketball at Kansas. Being where I was at in Texas, I saw a lot of Kansas games so playing basketball at Kansas would be pretty sweet.”