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Nick Baratti

Observer Sports Staff | Wednesday, February 1, 2012

S, ***, 210 pounds, 6-2

Klein Oak High School

Spring, Texas

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.