Peyton Barber Has Tech High on His List

Milton High School (GA) running back Peyton Barber and teammate Cory Helms made a return trip to Georgia Tech on Saturday to watch the team practice. Barber rated the visit a ten.

"I really enjoyed my time there even though I had to leave early." Peyton Barber was impressed with how aggressive the players were in practice. "There were a couple of linebackers that stood out and a few players on offense." The practice combined with how much he liked the campus added up to a great visit for Barber.

Peyton talked with his recruiting coach, Lamar Owens, while he was at practice. "He told me he was glad I made the trip and asked if I liked what I saw." Coach Owens let Barber know that he would be a B-Back in the option offense and that he could also play some A Back.

Barber will be making a return visit to Tech in April. "If it isn't a practice, it wil be the spring game which I understand is on a Friday night this year."

The visit to the Georgia Tech practice helped to reinforce them as one of Barber's leaders. "They are high on my list right now." Barber likes the fact that the Tech campus is close to home and he likes the option offense. "I know they are serious about wanting me to come there."

His visit to Tech wasn't the only recruiting news for Barber. "Both Ole Miss and Purdue offered me this past week which brings my total to nine offers." Barber is not ready to name a leader from the nine schools that have offered. "I'm taking it slow and plan on sticking to my decision to make a choice after my season is over."

Barber has a list of schools that he plans to visit this spring. "Besides coming back to Georgia Tech, I will be visiting North Carolina, Clemson, and Ole Miss."

Milton will soon be starting their spring practices and Barber expects one head coach will be at Milton to watch him practice. "I was told that Coach Paul Johnson will be at my spring practice to check me out. If that is true, that shows me that Tech really wants me there."


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