Spring Proves Big for Barr

FLOWER MOUND, Texas -- Scout.com talked with Marcus High School 2015 center Creighton Barr, who has picked up his first several offers during the last few weeks.

Flower Mound Marcus head coach Gerry Stanford said in March that he expected 2015 offensive lineman Creighton Barr to start getting offers.

Two months later, Stanford has been proven correct.

The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Barr now holds offers from Nevada, Arkansas State, Eastern Michigan, Air Force, North Texas, and Fresno State, which offered Barr on Friday.

Virtually all of the offers are for center, though Barr, who has extensive playing experience on the defensive line, said Navy has shown interest in him playing end.

"It's been crazy. I've been so blessed. I had a really bad injury and thought I would never be able to play football again, came back last year and broke my foot," Barr said. "So they switched me over to O-line and I said I wanna play center. I feel like I can do that at my size. I'm not the tallest guy and it felt like it fit."

Barr is wide open as far as his decision process. He wants to give every school that has offered a fair shot.

"I wanna go to all the schools that offered and visit them because I feel like if I don't then I'm not giving myself a full understanding," said Barr, who added a few more schools of interest that he wants to visit that may eventually offer him. "Tulsa. I'm gonna go to Tulsa, Rice, Memphis, Mississippi State. Oh, that would be awesome (to get an offer from Mississippi State). (Offensive line coach Joe Hevesy) said, 'I like the way you play and your attitude.' He's a really cool guy.

"I wanna wait and see how it all goes out. If there's something I fall in love with and that's where I wanna go, that'll be it, but I wanna get around to everyone before I make my decision. Fair on their behalf and because they've given me the opportunity to play for them and I wanna give them the same chance. If I can fit somewhere and I don't go, and I was meant to go there, then that messes it all up."

Barr played well in limited first-team snaps during Thursday's spring game. One word that describes him well is consistent. He's in very good shape for an interior offensive lineman, which made his comment about his dad playing offensive line college especially amusing.

Barr will anchor the middle of what should be an elite high school offensive line this fall. Marcus boasts four-star prospect Keaton Sutherland at left tackle, as well as impressive 2016 recruit Troy Elliott at left guard. Then there's 6-foot-5, 235-pound 2016 tight end Kaden Smith, who holds more than a dozen offers.

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