Barry Makes QB Bid

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are working out quarterbacks everyday during the June camp sessions for the current recruiting cycle and beyond. On Wednesday, one 2017 signal caller took a big step forward towards a potential offer from Dan Mullen's program. Bayside Academy (AL) Trae Barry put together a solid outing today during the camp drills.

Many fans outside of the Daphne, Alabama area may not be familiar with Bayside Academy. Barry is looking to change that.

"Bayside is a little bit smaller," Barry said. "We're a private school, 3A. We don't really play anybody close to us, because we're so small. It's a great program though. We could do a little more during the summer, but we work hard with what we have. I love the school."

While Barry may be tucked away in an under recruited program, the rising junior still found his way on to the Mississippi State recruiting radar.

"My dad has been bringing me to a lot of camps to help me get some exposure," Barry said. "I am not sure how much exposure I will get playing 3A private school football, so we decided to go all of these camps.

"I have been to Ole Miss, Tulane, Samford and Troy before this. Tulane is looking to offer. Everybody is just sort of waiting to see how my junior year goes."

After a strong day in Starkville, Barry should expect to hear from Mississippi State in the coming months.

"I think Coach (Brian) Johnson is a good coach," Barry said. "He tested us differently than they do at other camps. He tested our brains, while we were working out physically. I kind of liked it. It was more of a challenge and he was trying to see if the quarterbacks were smart. We were going through shuffling drills and he was asking us history questions and math problems."

Barry's decision will certainly be based on who all offers, but he knows what he wants in a college home.

"I want to go play for a coach that is going to make me better," Barry said. "Of course, I want a good academic school and just a great place to go play football and get my education."

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