Woody Barrett commits to Auburn: Tigers land 4-star dual-threat QB


Auburn landed a big piece to the Tigers 2016 recruiting class with the commitment from four-star quarterback Woody Barrett.

The Auburn Tigers continue to build momentum on the recruiting trail with another highly ranked committing to play for Gus Malzahn’s program on Wednesday with four-star quarterback Woody Barrett (Orlando, FL. West Orange) becoming the seventh member in the 2016 class.

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Barrett is the nation’s No. 218 recruit overall, No. 6 dual-threat quarterback and the No. 30 recruit in the state of Florida, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He is a four-star recruit who picked Auburn over Alabama and Oregon.

The 6-2, 225-pound Barrett operated in a no-huddle spread system in high school that is similar to the offense he’ll run under Rhett Lashlee and Malzahn on The Plains. Last year as a junior, Barrett completed 61 percent of his passes for 1,558 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also added 813 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground.

“Auburn runs a system kind of like we do,” Barrett told Ryan Bartow of 247Sports. “Coach Gus (Malzahn) knows that. It’s his own offense. I feel I can go there and be the next Cam Newton.”

“I’m still working on my leadership but Auburn is getting a leader, a guy that can run a high-tempo offense and someone they can rely on when it’s 4th down and 15,” Barrett said. “I’m a QB that can get first downs and I have a strong arm.”

Barrett is also a winner, going 11-1 last year, and that quality should help him in his pursuit of winning the starting quarterback job after Jeremy Johnson leaves for the NFL Draft at the end of this season or next.

This is the third recruit to commit to Auburn in the last five days as Barrett joins four-star wide receiver Eli Stove and 2017 five-star offensive tackle Calvin Ashley. With Barrett’s commitment, Auburn now has the nation’s No. 24 class overall and the No. 10 class in the SEC, according to the 247Sports team rankings.

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