Last weekend he visited one of those when he traveled to Auburn to check out Gus Malzahn and the Tigers for a spring practice. Getting a chance to tour the facilities and also sit down with offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, Barrett said overall the trip was a good experience.
“I really enjoyed myself,” Barrett said. “I just plan on getting back up there for a game. I really liked watching the spring practice and the facilities. I really enjoyed it. And the quarterbacks, I think I could be a good asset to the team.”
Spending time watching Lashlee and the quarterbacks go through the paces in the first day of full pads on Saturday, Barrett said he liked how the Tigers do things on the field. As a player not lacking in confidence, he also said he feels like he could come in and challenge pretty quickly at the quarterback position because of what he brings to the table.
“It was the coaching and how they were on their players,” Barrett said of what stood out about his visit. “It’s kind of basic and kind of the stuff we do at West Orange. I think I could come in and start right away.
“I can run and also pass,” he added. “My deep balls are pretty good and I’m very accurate. I can do anything basically.”
With Auburn definitely planning on signing at least one quarterback in this class and possibly two, Barrett is just one of the guys on the list early in the 2016 recruiting cycle with Columbus-Carver’s Jawon Pass another name there as well. Sitting down with Lashlee to talk football, Barrett said Auburn likes a lot about his game already. As far as who else they are recruiting, it doesn’t matter to him.
“They were telling me how I fit the system and could come in and be a leader and make plays,” Barrett said. “They are looking at me and another dude Jawon (Pass), but I’m going to compete wherever I go. I’m going to beat him out.”
Planning on making a decision sometime in July, Barrett visited Alabama the day before his trip to Auburn and also hopes to visit Florida this coming weekend. With a top group of Ohio State, Florida, Auburn, Alabama and Oklahoma at the moment, he said the Tigers definitely made an impact on him on his trip.
“I got a real good vibe,” Barrett said. “The team bond, I saw how the team connected with each other. I saw how the coaches got along. Everybody had one team goal and that was to win another national championship.”