Barr Taking His Time

FLOWER MOUND, Texas -- talked with three-star offensive lineman Creighton Barr about teams standing out to him during his recruiting process.

Versatility has been of Creighton Barr's best attributes during his high school career.

The 6-foot-3, 279-pounder has played plenty of nose tackle during his high school career, but will start at center for Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus this fall. Center also appears to be the position he will play in college.

Barr holds FBS offers from Air Force, Arkansas State, Eastern Michigan, Fresno State, North Texas, and Nevada, plus a lot of interest from Mississippi State, which he visited for a camp earlier in the summer.

Offensive line coach John Hevesy recruits Barr for Mississippi State.

"We've been talking back and forth a little bit. He asked me how our camp's going and I let him know what's going on," Barr said. "I wanted to talk to him and see where we're at. He still wants to see film, and I totally understand that. That's where we're at with that. I'm just waiting."

But as far as schools that have already offered Barr, he said two are standing out.

"My top two are UNT and Arkansas State," Barr said. "Arkansas State, those guys are coming at me. I've been out there a couple of times with a bunch of guys out there, so I've gotten to know them pretty well. It's pretty cool to know the guys in the class that I could be going in with.

"Same with UNT. We've got (2015 safety commit) Cade Erwin right here (at Marcus). Every day he's like, 'Think Green,' so I'm trying to figure it all out. I've been up there to a couple practices."

Barr plans to hit Arkansas State on Aug. 30 for the Red Wolves' opener against Montana State, then see North Texas host SMU on Sept. 6. Both will be unofficial visits.

Marcus' season is Barr's focus. He's thought about scheduling official visits, but hasn't made any concrete plans because he hopes his high school squad plays deep into the fall.

"Once it settles down a little bit with school ball, I wanna really focus and if I can sneak away for a weekend and get out and visit schools, I'll do that," Barr said. "My main focus right now is Marcus."

Barr will be part of a talented Marcus offensive line that also features 2015 four-star Texas A&M offensive tackle commit Keaton Sutherland, 2016 four-star tight end Kaden Smith, and promising 2016 guard Troy Elliott. The Marauders also have 2016 four-star defensive end Andrew Fitzgerald on the other side of the ball.

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