Georgia lineman getting tons of interest

At 6-foot-7, 282 pounds Alex Barr is pretty hard to miss if you a college football recruiter. The Georgia prep lineman recently caught even more attention at the combine in Auburn, Alabama after he was named the camp's top offensive lineman. Vanderbilt, Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia, Middle Tennessee and Auburn are some of the major schools interested in Barr.

Alex Barr of Starrs Mill high school in Fayetteville, Georgia doesn't have an offer yet but based on the heavy interest he is receiving we expect that to change soon. Barr, who has great size and good athletic ability, ran a 5.1 forty at Ohio State this past weekend. He can bench 300 pounds and squat 465. He earned All-County and All-Region honors following his junior campaign. Barr, who also plays basketball as a center, is a good student as well. He has a 3.65 GPA and scored a 23 on his ACT.

Barr, who is being recruited primarily as an offensive tackle, says that Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee, South Carolina, Auburn, Vanderbilt and East Carolina are recruiting him the hardest. He thinks he might get his first offer from either Kentucky or Middle Tennessee.

Ohio State – Barr camped there over the past weekend and said he got some good coaching, "We did a bunch of one-on-one, formwork, footwork, and a lot of pass protection." Barr continued, "We toured the football facilities. Our [Starrs Mill HS] athletic director [Mike Davis] took us up there. He played at Ohio State so he kind of took us back there and showed us around."

Vanderbilt - I get a letter from them probably 2 or 3 times a week. Barr, who is being recruited by Commodore assistant coach Des Kitchings, went up for one of their spring practices and is going up for a camp in July. "I like education there…they seem like a good coaching staff," said Barr.

Kentucky – Barr has camped in Lexington. "I really like their facilities. They are probably my favorite coaching staff," said Barr. He feels that the UK staff may be close to offering him.

Auburn - Barr went to two games there this past year. "I just really like the atmosphere. I'm going to one of their camps on July 17th," said Barr.

Middle Tennessee - I went there the first week of the summer. "I really liked it a lot and I think they liked me as well," said Barr.

Georgia – "I went to the UGA camp. Coach [Stacy] Searels said ‘good job,' he's going to keep an eye on me." Barr would be thrilled to get an offer from his home state school, "I'd be so happy; I wouldn't know what to think."

South Carolina – Barr camped at USC and says he liked it there a lot. He gets daily letters from the Gamecock staff. He believes that the USC staff wants to see him in action during the upcoming season before extending an offer.

East Carolina – Barr gets daily letters from the Pirate staff.

Other schools that Barr is hearing from include Georgia Tech, South Florida, Duke, Western Kentucky, Troy, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, North Carolina State, Michigan State, Wake Forest, and Purdue.

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