J.T. Barrett had a great freshman season for Ohio State back in 2014. The team won the national championship (somewhat thanks to Cardale Jones) and even with his 45 total touchdowns and over 3,700 yards that season, head coach Urban Meyer knew Barrett wasn’t in complete control.

“The first time he got his first start he certainly wasn’t driving the car,” said Meyer, via elevenwarriors.com. “He was in the front seat somewhere, but he wasn’t driving it.”

Now, it appears as though Barrett knows exactly what he’s doing as the team’s undisputed No. 1 signal caller.

“He’s outstanding,” Meyer said of Barrett. “He’s on top of his game, I’m proud to say,” Meyer said of Barrett. “He’s a very good player, a very good leader and he’s driving the car.”

Barrett talked about how great it is to have his coach say those kinds of things about him and then talked about his ultimate goal.

“I do want to be the best in the country,” Barrett said. “I’m just striving to keep on progressing and I feel like I need to be myself.”

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