AUBURN, Ala. — The wait is almost over.
Quarterback Woody Barrett has apparently cleared academic hurdles and is “all clear” for enrollment at Auburn, West Orange High coach Bob Head tells SEC Country.
Barrett had yet to meet SAT requirements in January to be granted admission into Auburn University, according to an Orlando Sentinel report. Barrett has apparently met those SAT requirements, according to Head.
The 4-star quarterback prospect told SEC Country he will arrive Sunday at Auburn.
War Eagle ?? see ya soon
— WBlll. (@WoodyB_1) June 24, 2016
The dual-threat quarterback will be provided an opportunity to compete for the starting job when he arrives on campus, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has said previously. Barrett believes he has a shot at taking the job from John Franklin III, Jeremy Johnson and Sean White.
“Yeah, honestly,” he told SEC Country in April. “But it’s not going to be easy. If I just come up there and do what I’ve got to do, put in the hard work, be a leader and be coachable, I can do anything. I can make good things happen.”
Barrett is rated the nation’s No. 6 dual-threat quarterback, weighs 232 pounds and is a load to bring to the turf. He’s elusive, he’s fast and as a passer he’s accurate down the field. He’s also raw, but coaches have drooled over the possibilities he could present with some polishing on the practice fields.
“I’m still a work in progress,” Barrett said.
“He’s so strong and physical,” Head told SEC Country in April. “He’s like a college kid now and I can’t imagine in a couple years what he’s going to look like.”