The Auburn Tigers’ offense is going to look a lot better in 2016, as quarterback recruit Woody Barrett has committed to the program despite offers from Oregon and Alabama. Keith Niebuhr of 247 Sports reported Barrett’s decision.
Four-star quarterback Woody Barrett of Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange has committed to Auburn.
— Keith Niebuhr (@Keith247Sports) June 3, 2015
A 6’2″, 219 pound dual threat QB that is ranked as a four-star prospect by ESPN, Barrett currently plays at West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida, near downtown Orlando. Apart from Alabama and Oregon, he had received offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin before committing to Auburn this afternoon.
It’s a huge get for the Tigers, who are about to play their first season of the post-Nick Marshall era with 6’5″, 240 pound rising junior Jeremy Johnson under center. Considering how he’ll be entering his senior season by the time Barrett suits up for the team, it’s nice for Auburn fans to know that a potential successor could be waiting in the wings.
Moreover, Barrett will have a fine offense-minded coach in Gus Malzahn to help develop him, so this really is a perfect fit.
Auburn went 8-5 (4-4 SEC) a year after being the runner-up in the BCS National Championship Game, and ultimately suffered a tough overtime loss to Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl.
The team opens the 2015 season against Louisville on September 5, in a game set to be played at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to West Orange Times and Observer