Alabama's Austin Barrick became Georgia Tech's third verbal commitment in the class of 2006 when he made his decision to come to the Flats back in the month of August. Now Tech fans can get a look at just what type of athlete they're getting in these video clips from ScoutTV.
I sat and watched two full games of the TE prospect today and came away pretty impressed by what I saw. He's an athletic big man who does everything smooth and easy. His Moody HS team doesn't utilize a TE in their offense so he lines up at wide receiver and creates serious mismatches for DB's. They throw the ball to him a lot. He's their clear #1 guy.
He didn't play any defense in the first game I watched, but in the 2nd game he started at middle linebacker and played the entire game on both sides of the ball. He shows his athleticism on defense with his pursuit to the football.
Kind of tough to predict how he'll do once he gets to the Flats because there is no film of him blocking due to the offense that Moody runs. One thing is for certain though and that is that he can be a pretty nice weapon in the passing game. I think Chan found himself a pretty good tight end....
#88 WR/LB Austin Barrick