AU Commit Woody Barrett Focused On Improving

Auburn quarterback commitment Woody Barrett talks about the Tigers, his senior season and his passion for football.

Winter Garden, Fla.--A June commitment who is likely to be the only quarterback Auburn signs in the 2016 class, Woody Barrett is coming off an outstanding junior season and is looking to take his performance to a higher level as a senior.

“My footwork and the touch I put on my ball are what I have been working on,” Barrett tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. “I feel like if I put more touch on the balls and get better with my placement I will get better as a quarterback.”

An athletic performer who is still growing physically, Barrett said he is up to six-foot-three, 220 pounds heading into his senior season at West Orange High School. He notes that he is looking forward to being able to put on his uniform and compete again.

“We are going to have a fast tempo team,” he said. “We will get the ball off quickly and run some option, similar to Auburn.”

Barrett said he feels good about his decision to play collegiately at Auburn and that was reinforced by spending a weekend on campus in late June. “It was really important because I wanted to show my parents what type of environment I will be living in and why Auburn feels like home,” he said of his frist trip to the AU campus as a commitment.

Barrett is shown in action during a June football camp.

Scheduled to graduate in December and enroll at Auburn in January, Barrett hasn’t decided on what he will major in as a college student, but has an idea. “I am going to do some research and check out some engineering jobs and see what the electives are,” he said.

Barrett makes it clear that football is something he is passionate about playing. “I have been playing it for so long it is the only thing I know,” he said. “Once you have been doing something for so long it becomes a part of you. I hope I never grow out of my desire for wanting to play football. I don’t want to ever let it go.”

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