Observer Sports Staff | Wednesday, February 1, 2012
S, ***, 210 pounds, 6-2
Klein Oak High School
Nick Baratti features a deadly combination of acceleration and size coming out of Texas, one of the country’s premier football states. Considered by many a three-star recruit, the Irish expect Baratti to play safety in order to utilize his ball skills, great closing speed and explosiveness in and out of cuts.
At 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, he has a build nearly exactly copying that of outgoing safety Harrison Smith, but he also runs a 4.48 40-yard dash.
Baratti was primarily used in a running back and quarterback combination while also posing as a dangerous receiving threat in high school. In his junior year the Spring, Texas, native threw for 1,873 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing for 1,267 yards and 17 touchdowns.