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Barker’s brother, Ross, tried to walk on at Wisconsin this season but was prevented from playing because of a heart problem. Barker said he’ll consider all Big Ten schools if they’ll take him and believes as an un-recruited walk-on he’ll be able to play immediately and not have to sit out for a season.

“That’s all he wants, an opportunity to play,” his father, John Barker, said in a separate phone interview. “He’s made up his own mind.”


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