SIGNED - UPENN, WHARTON
'22 DELVAL SCHOLAR
RANKED TOP #11 PREP REDZONE DB IN NJ
Class of 2022
S / ATH - Team Captain
The HUN School of Princeton
Coach Todd Smith
Manalapan, New Jersey
Weight: 202.6 lbs.
Hand Size: 9"
Bench Press: 320 lbs.
Squat: 415 lbs.
Deadlift: 465 to 525 lbs.
Broad Jump: 126"
Box Jump: 6'
Desired Major: Law or Business
'22 DelVal Scholar Award Recipient
Sports Teams: #5, HUN Raiders
2 Sport Athlete (Track)
Honors: Two All-Time MAPL First Team Safety
University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)
United States Naval Academy (Navy)
United States Military Academy West Point (Army)
United States Air Force Academy
FEB 25, 2022: Hun’s Francesco Barone, Peddie’s Jaden Wedderburn named as DelVal Scholars – Trentonian
SEPT 02, 2021 - Hun football preview 2021: Raiders have the talent to return to past form - nj.com
JUNE 19, 2021 - Manalapan, NJ: Hun Raiders Safety, Barone, Broad Jumps 126” at Hun Combine … 3” Further Than Average NFL Player (gomvb.com)
MAY 28, 2021 - Manalapan, NJ:
GoMVB Recruit, FRANCESCO BARONE – Ranked the #11th Defensive Back in NJ
College of Holy Cross
University of Richmond
Francesco Barone (2022) is a highly recruited junior out of the Hun School of Princeton. He is a two time all MAPL First team safety. Francesco is known as a no nonsense-hard hitting safety and major ball hawk. Offensively, he is dangerous each time the ball gets into his hands.
The sky is the limit for this young man! So far, FBS offers for Barone consist of Kent St, Air Force, Army and Navy. Penn, Princeton, Columbia, Georgetown, Dartmouth and Lehigh have offered as well. Rutgers, UConn, Holy Cross and a ton of other universities are all over Francesco. Barone’s A average in the classroom alongside a 200 lb chiseled frame is a pure dream for college coaches.
Barone’s weight room numbers are so absurd they look like they cannot be true at first glance. Remember this is a skill position player who ran his first ever 100m race in 11 seconds. Bench Press – 320 lbs, squat –415 and deadlift 465. Barone has a gifted frame, this is a player that we can see being a fierce and lean 6’2” 220lb safety at any level or he can make the move to become a 230 lb plus linebacker who can cover any back and TE the opposition has to offer.
On a side note: St Joes running back and Notre Dame bound Audric Estime gave the Hun defense a lot to handle in their 2020 contest. Barone had double digit tackles that game and had half a dozen one on one tackles on NJ’s best player. There is never a challenge too big for Francesco.
Keep an eye out because things are about to heat up even further for one of the best safeties the 2022 class of NJ has to offer.