He works out four times a week with his fellow offensive linemen at school and then does more. "When everybody leaves, I stay and run," he says.
A prospect who checked in weighing 282 pounds on a six-foot-seven frame at the Auburn MVP Camp, he did well at the event in the one-on-one drills and won praise from the camp staff for the way he took to coaching.
"I had a good time at the camp," says Barr, who was named the top offensive lineman at the event by the coaches who ran the drills. "I came to the camp with a goal to win an award," he says.
Barr hopes to follow in the footsteps of his older brothers who played college football at the Air Force Academy and Bloomsburg State.
Although physically he looks like an offensive tackle, that is not where Barr lines up at Starr's Mill. "I play guard in high school," he points out. "They asked me which one I wanted to play and I told them whichever one helps the team the most."
A starter as a junior on a team that made the state playoffs, he also plays center in basketball, but says that football is "absolutely" his best sport, something he has been playing since he was a second grader.
Still looking for his first scholarship offer, Barr plans to hit a series of college camps the rest of the summer including a one-day camp for prospects at Auburn in July.
Alex Barr (right) works at the Auburn MVP Camp.
When he isn't camping he will be working out in Fayetteville. "I am trying to improve everything I do," he says. "I am working on my footwork, my hip strength--my strength everywhere actually--my speed and my fitness."
Barr notes that he feels like he is making progress and that his conditioning helped him at the Auburn MVP Camp. "I think I did well at the camp," he says. "I think I was one of the top linemen who was there so that was good."
Commenting on his favorite part of the camp, Barr says, "I liked talking to all of the other players and seeing what they are up, too."
The lineman earned All-County and All-Region honors as a junior. Academically, he is in good shape with a 3.65 GPA and a qualifying ACT score.
Barr is hearing from coaches at Auburn and other SEC schools such as Georgia, Kentucky and Vanderbilt. He is scheduled to be at Auburn's one-day prospect camp on July 17th.