Junior nose guard from Albany, Ga.
Saturday's clash features the top two rushing programs in the country.
Barta is a sophomore from Clarkston, Michigan
Forrestal is second on the depth chart at nose guard heading into the Fall
West enters the fall third on the depth chart at left guard
Navy vs. Western Kentucky FB 9-27-14
• At Navy: Enters the fall second on the depth chart at nose guard behind Bernard Sarra ... has great size and is physical at the point of attack ... coming off a leg injury that cost him half of his sophomore year.
• 2014: Suffered a season-ending knee injury against VMI ... turned in three tackles against the Keydets ... chipped in a solo tackle in his first career appearance against Air Force ... turned in a pair of tackles against Western Kentucky ... contributed a tackle against Rutgers ... produced the first two tackles of his career in Navy’s road win against Temple ... made his first collegiate appearance in Navy’s season-opener against No. 5 Ohio State.
• 2013: Did not see any varsity action.
• High School / Personal: A 2013 graduate of Deerfield-Windsor School, Forrestal was a two-year letterwinner in football who guided the team to state titles in 2010 and 2012 ... earned All-State (Ga.), all-region and all-city honors as a senior ... turned in 77 tackles and three sacks his senior year ... served as a team captain his senior year ... also had an offer from Yale and went on a recruiting visit to Georgia Tech ... served as Student Council President ... grandfather, Tom Forrestal Jr., is a 1958 graduate of the Naval Academy and was an All-American quarterback for the MIdshipmen in 1957 and remains Navy’s record holder for most touchdown passes thrown in a game witih four against Penn in 1957 ... father, Tom III, graduated from the Academy in 1984 ... son of Tom III and Allison Forrestal ... majoring in systems engineering.