UTAH: Contended for the starting job at right tackle throughout spring camp and will enter the fall as the backup ... graduated from high school a semester early, enrolling in classes spring semester of 2014 and participating in spring camp.
HIGH SCHOOL: First-team 5A all-state as a junior and senior and second-team as a sophomore ... four-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com as a senior in 2013 ... made the Rivals 100 at No. 70 ... ranked No. 7 nationally at his position and No. 1 overall in Utah by Rivals ... Scout ranked him No. 20 nationally at offensive tackle and No. 3 in Utah at any position (No. 1 offensive lineman) ... participated in the U.S. Army All-American Combine ... three-year starter ... Brighton High (Utah) team captain ... Brighton played for the 2013 5A Utah state championship ... also played basketball for Brighton.
PERSONAL: Son of two former Ute multi-sport athletes ... father Paul played football and pitched for the Utes, later playing a year in the minors for the Toronto Blue Jays' organization ... mother Mikki Kane-Barton was a two-time honorable mention All-America basketball player, the 1993 Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a three-time first-team all-WAC basketball pick ... his mother, a member of Utah's Crimson Club Hall of Fame, also played two seasons of volleyball for the Utes and led the nation in blocks in 1993 while making the all-conference team ... three siblings ... mechanical engineering major ... full name is Jackson Paulo Barton ... born Aug. 8, 1995.