Elite 11 notes: Barker in comfort zone

LAKE BARRINGTON, Ill. — ESPN 150 quarterback Drew Barker (Hebron, Ky./Conner) is not succumbing to any pressure with a college decision a week away. In fact, he is enjoying it.

"It's pretty fun," Barker said. "You've got a lot of people pointing you in a lot of directions, but my parents and my coaches back at home and my friends really keep me down to earth and don't let it all get to my head. They'll talk to me about other things besides football and not always about football — 'Just sit down, relax.'

"So there are a lot of people pulling you in a lot of different directions, but it's kind of what I always wanted. I'm kind of blessed to be in the position and it's pretty awesome."