Peyton Barber Sees a New Side of GT

All- purpose back Peyton Barber has been getting attention from ACC and SEC schools following his junior season. Barber made a visit Monday that opened his eyes to a new school that he is now considering.

Profile - Peyon Barber

Barber and three of his Milton High School (Georgia) teammates made the short trip to Atlanta to visit Georgia Tech. "I got a chance to see a side of Georgia Tech I did not know existed. It really changed my perception and view of Georgia Tech. This visit was definitely one I am glad I took."

Peyton toured the entire campus on his visit. "I watched the players go through their lifting and conditioning workouts. Tech has a really nice weight room."

Another part of the visit that Barber enjoyed was the tour of the student recreation center that featured bowling lanes and arcades. "That was very nice."

Peyton also had a chance to see the new indoor practice facility. "These are some great things that Georgia Tech has that I didn't know and I was very impressed by them."

Following the tour of the campus, Barber met with Coach Paul Johnson and his recruiting coach; Lamar Owens. Barber is one of the backs that the coaches like at the B Back position. "I am very familiar with that position because when I was a sophomore at Centennial, I played both the B-back and A-back positions in the triple option." Already knowing the position is a plus for Barber.

Barber appreciated the coaches being up front with him in explaining what it is like to be a student-athlete at Georgia Tech. "I loved how they laid it all out for me and how they were very open and honest with me."

Peyton left his visit to Georgia Tech with a good feeling about the coaches and the school. "I don't get caught up in the whole ACC/SEC stuff. If the school I like is in the ACC, then that is great. If it is in the SEC, then that is fine too. I look for the school not the conference."

The 5'11-215 Barber left without an offer but he knows that could come down the road. "The coaches said they would be staying in close contact with me."

Barber will continue to have a busy winter and spring. He has a trip planned to Kentucky next week followed by one to Clemson March 3rd, and Vanderbilt March 10th.

The spring will find Peyton attending spring games at Ole Miss and South Carolina and practice at Clemson. "Now that I know more about Georgia Tech, I will most likely attend their practice."

Barber is not ready to name any favorites and is open to all schools at this time. "I want to see what each school is like before I start making a list of favorites." He also doesn't have a time frame for making that decision. "When time comes, I will know it."


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