Devils Will Have Highly Rated QB At Camp

Carson Barnett, 2011 prospect from Landmark Christian in Fairburn, Ga., projects as one of the top quarterbacks in Georgia next season. He played most of the season backing up a three-year starter in 2008, but ended up starting in three games. He attended the Elite 11 Quarterback camp at Georgia and received a lot of positive feedback.

"I did pretty good up there," Carson Barnett stated. "We went though a bunch of drills. We did the accuracy compeition, footwork drills, routes with receivers, and other stuff. We did all sorts of creative drills."

"There were a lot of talented guys in my group, like Blake Bell and Barry Brunetti. I was in position to go into the final 6 in the accuracy competition, and a guy made a great throw to get in the finals. I missed it by one spot."

"Coach Bob Johnson, who was in charge of the whole camp, said that I had some of the best footwork at the camp. He was impressed because I'm a junior, and it's mostly a senior camp. All the guys in my group had offers, or were getting looked at by schools."

Barnett will attend several camps this summer.

"I just got invited to come down to FSU," he said. "I'll be at Georgia's camp this summer for sure. Duke and North Carolina have invited me to their camps. There's a strong possibility that I'll be at those camps too."

The strong-armed signal caller has set goals for next season, and most are team-oriented.

"My personal goal is to develop to be the best I can be," he commented. "I want to shoot to be one of the best in the state. I haven't really thought about numbers yet. I just want to stay focused on my team. I wanna help my other teammates to be the best that they can be."

"We need to get the region title back this year. We won six straight region titles, and lost this past year. We want to go 10-0 this year, and win it again."

He managed to complete 78-percent of his passes, averaging more than 15 yards per completion.

Barnett has circled a game on the calender for next season.

"I want to go back and get Brookstone," he said. "We open with them, at Brookstone. It was a close game at halftime last year, and they ended up taking the game over. We are all looking forward to that game."

Barnett gave some insight as to his best attributes as a quarterback.

"One of them is arm strength, and then also leadership," he commented. "I excel at studying the playbook. I always want to make sure that me and my teammates are on the same page. I also excel in accuracy, and in footwork."

Barnett is a tireless worker. He carries a 3.5 GPA and is always looking to improve his game.

"I need to improve on quickness, agility and speed," he said. "I always want to improve on every aspect. You can never be satisfied with where you're at as a quarterback. I will always work to improve my game."

Carson Barnett also competes in track for Landmark. This weekend he will compete in the 4x400 meter relay at the Georgia state meet.

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