"With the first offer, it's almost a great relief because it has taken awhile," he said. "And it's also a blessing obviously."
A blessing for, not just him, but his entire family.
"I have never seen my mom so happy as when she saw she didn't have to pay for school."
The 6'3, 292-lb Barron has interest from other schools, but the fact that the Cardinals were his first offer makes them a tough team to beat.
"Obviously Ball State is my number one because those coaches were the first to believe in me as a player and young man"
Coming up, Barron has visits planned and others he has been invited to.