In-State QB Shines at AU Camp

Briarwood quarterback Barrett Trotter discusses his performance at a recent Auburn football camp as well as recruiting.

Birmingham, Ala.--Auburn University had a long list of high-profile quarterbacks on display at a two-day camp on Saturday and Sunday. Several of the top QBs from around the Southeast were in attendance like Evan Landi and Scout.com four-star prospects D.C. Jefferson and Braden Hanson. But perhaps the most impressive quarterback on the AU campus was Barrett Trotter of Briarwood High School just south of Birmingham.

"I thought I did real well and had a good day throwing," Trotter says. "There were a lot of guys out there and a lot of good receivers so that made it easy on me.

"I'm sure I found time to throw one bad one in there," he jokes.

While most of the quarterbacks struggled with certain drops, techniques or some of the longer throws, Trotter was fundamentally sound in all aspects while working with Auburn quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Al Borges. He put throw after throw on the money and displayed a tight spiral nearly ever pass.


Trotter goes through a drill on Sunday morning.

In January Trotter was one of the better QBs at the Scout combine in San Antonio and he showed his athleticism with a 4.59 40-yard dash, one of the top times at his position, and a 31-inch vertical leap. However, he only has offers from Samford, Troy and Army. Trotter is getting interest from UAB and Mississippi State and is traveling to several other camps this summer in hopes of getting more offers.

"I'm headed to Tennessee, Georgia Tech and I think Purdue as well," he notes. "I'm definitely going to wait for some more offers (before making a commitment)."

The 6-2, 195-pound signal caller led Briarwood to the 5A playoffs in 2006, but the Lions played eventual state-champion Athens in the first round. The 2007 season will be Trotter's third year as the starting quarterback.

"Last year I threw for 2,400 yards, I had 24 touchdowns passing and I think seven rushing," Trotter says. "I think I had about a 62-65 percent completion rate. We had a lot of good receivers and this year we'll be doing fine at the receiver positions. It'll be good."


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