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Auburn QB Commitment Woody Barrett Talks About His Iron Bowl Trip

Auburn commitment Woody Barrett discusses his trip to see the Iron Bowl and his plans to enroll early.

Orlando, Fla.--Although he wasn’t on his official visit four-star Auburn quarterback commitment Woody Barrett got another long weekend on the Plains and left solidly committed to the Tigers. Still playing this season with his West Orange team heading into the semi-finals this coming week against Osceola, Barrett said everything about his Iron Bowl experience went well.

“It was a great atmosphere,” Barrett said. “I feel like they came out and did a good job. The offense didn’t put up some points, but it is what it is. I enjoyed myself. I look forward to Auburn being my next home.”

Missed opportunities were the story of the game for the Tigers against Alabama with Auburn’s offense having multiple chances for big plays in the passing game only to come up empty-handed. Barrett said while watching that he could picture himself in Auburn’s offense making plays, something he believes he’ll have a chance to do early in his career.

“There were some plays where he (Jeremy Johnson) could have thrown the ball,” Barrett said. “He was probably seeing something different. I feel like I could come in and be a big asset to the team right away. I’m going to try to get in here in the spring and do the best I can to start.

“They just want me to be me,” he added. “We run a similar offense back at West Orange so there’s nothing new, it’s just the signals. Once I get that down pat they said I could just come in and be the dual threat and just be me.”

Trying to graduate early and enroll at Auburn in January, Barrett said as long as he keeps on track academically in the next few weeks that should be able to happen. Because of the uncertainty he said he’s not sure when he’ll take his official visit to Auburn and at the moment doesn’t have plans for any other official visits.

Saying that he’s looking for a big role in Auburn’s offense moving forward Barrett said he’s not concerned with a 6-6 season because he believes the Tigers are a quarterback away from being right back in the hunt.

“Every team has its ups and downs,” Barrett said. “Auburn is still one of the top SEC teams. It’s just all a matter of time.”

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