Every Sunday, SEC Country will unveil its offensive and defensive recruits of the week based on their weekend performance. In order to qualify, recruits must have at least two SEC offers.
This week’s SEC Country Offensive Recruit of the Week honors go to Woody Barrett, an Auburn quarterback commit from Orlando, Fla.
SEC Country’s Offensive Recruit of the Week: Woody Barrett
Woody Barrett got the nod for SEC Country’s Offensive Recruit of the Week honors following a highly impressive performance Friday in his school’s playoff game.
Barrett, a 2016 Auburn quarterback commit, had 207 yards passing, rushed for 144 yards and scored all six touchdowns in West Orange High School’s 41-26 win over Mandarin High School (Jacksonville, Fla.). Barrett’s performance helped lead West Orange High School to its firs appearance in a state semifinal.
“Our offense just kept on scoring,” Barrett told SEC Country. “We are a tough team. (West Orange) wide receiver Eddie McDoom kept on getting open along with all of our other playmakers. We actually had a couple of touchdowns called back on us, but it’s all good.”
Barrett is ranked as the nation’s No. 4 dual-threat quarterback and is the state of Florida’s No. 31 prospect. He committed to Auburn in June.
Best of the rest
Jake Fromm, QB, Warner Robins, Ga. (Alabama commit) — The 4-star prospect threw for 369 yards and scored two touchdowns in his team’s 59-47 loss, according to Hank South of 247Sports.com. Fromm is rated as the nation’s No. 9 pro-style passer in the class of 2017. He committed to Alabama in October.
Elijah Holyfield, RB, College Park, Ga. (UGA commit) — The 4-star prospect rushed for nearly 200 yards and scored four touchdowns, according to the AJC.com. Holyfield committed to UGA in September. He is the son of boxing legend Evander Holyfield.
Najee Harris, RB, Antioch, Calif. (Alabama commit) — The 5-star prospect rushed for 364 yards and scored six touchdowns in his team’s 55-54 loss, according to Hank South of 247Sports.com. Harris is rated as the nation’s No. 1 running back for the class of 2017. He committed to Alabama in April.
Eddie McDoom, WR, Orlando, Fla. (undecided) — Barrett’s teammate, a 3-star wide receiver, had six catches for 159 yards and two touchdowns, according to Lee Goodard of the Orlando Sentinel. McDoom holds offers from Alabama, Florida and Kentucky, among others.
Mecole Hardman, ATH, Bowman, Ga. (undecided) — The 5-star prospect ran 35 times for 144 yards and scored three touchdowns in his team’s 33-30 3OT loss. Hardman, who is the nation’s No. 1 athlete, is strongly considering UGA, Tennessee and Alabama.