On Sunday, former Auburn quarterback Woody Barrett III announced on Twitter his decision to commit and sign with Kent State.
I appreciate everyone in my corner who supported me throughout this process. I’m officially signing to @KentStFootball and building a team with relentless effort and a chance to set new standard and play ⚡️#FLASHFAST⚡️ Football!! pic.twitter.com/IxrCkXY0rx
— Woody Barrett III (@WoodyB_1) January 14, 2018
Barrett graduated from West Orange HS in Orlando, Fla. in 2016 as a four-star, dual-threat quarterback. After a year at Auburn, Barrett went the junior-college route and transferred to Copiah-Lincoln Community College. In his one playing season at CLCC, Barrett had 1,294 passing yards (100-for-201) with eight touchdowns and three interceptions. On the ground, he led the team with 121 carries and was second with 485 yards. He was also the team-leader in rushing touchdowns with six. The eye-catching stat that’s also worth looking into: Barrett fumbled the ball 11 times, lost six.
Barrett was a four-star prospect out of high school by 247sports.com, but his current composite score is 0.7778, a two-star rating.
Still, Barrett’s a good fit for Kent State. He’s a threat on the ground that can run designed plays up the middle, and he seems comfortable in the pocket, too. Still has some room to grow, but Sean Lewis and his staff is getting a speedy quarterback with a lot of potential, some junior college experience and three years of eligibility, and he’s an early enrollee.