Recruiting profile: Greer Barnett

With the advent of the hybrid ‘W' position as part of this year's Alabama offense, recruiting versatile athletes capable of handling the traditional tight end role as well as fullback responsibilities will become a priority. And this year Mountain Brook High School sports one of the best.

Perhaps the top tight end prospect in Alabama this season, Greer Barnett (6-3, 220 pounds) plays for former Tide receiver Joey Jones. Mountain Brook traditionally throws the ball all over the field, giving Barnett plenty of opportunities to showcase his hands and running ability.

Boasting a 4.56 clocking in the 40-yard dash, Barnett has the philosophy to just go get the ball wherever it is thrown. He has good speed and is a surprisingly good blocker for his size.

Barnett may be the top tight end prospect in the state this year.

The Birmingham native plays with a fiery attitude that makes him a better blocker and a more effective runner after the catch.

Barnett caught 42 passes for 361 yards and one touchdown as a junior, while displaying a 34-inch vertical jump. He averaged 8.6 yards per catch, plus he had 16 pancake blocks from the tight end position.

He was selected first team All Metro and second team All State after his junior season.

Barnett has attended camp at Alabama and also took part in the Samford Passing camp.

His brother, Brodie Barnett, played football at West Alabama, while his Grandfather, Jess Foshee, coached and played at Alabama.

Barnett bench presses 245 pounds and squats 350. He currently carries a 2.7 GPA and has scored 22 on the ACT.

The tight-end prospect lists his favorite schools as LSU, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisville, and Southern Mississippi.

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