Kentucky Wildcats Football: Scouting Drew Barker

 

Decision day is coming fast for Hebron quarterback Drew Barker, who is widely regarded as the #1 football prospect in the state of Kentucky in the 2014 class, and has narrowed his college choices to South Carolina and Kentucky. He’s set to make his decision Friday at his high school in front of hundreds of friends, family members, classmates, and hopefully future Wildcat fans.

Here is my brief scouting report on Barker:

As far as weaknesses go, he needs to significantly improve his arm strength in the coming years before he is ready to be a starting SEC quarterback. He also has a bit of a wind-up in his throwing-motion, which gives defensive backs a better chance to make a play on his passes, but Neal Brown’s offensive system features a lot of short and quick passes that a player like Barker could thrive in. That, and Brown has stated he wants a QB and who can tuck the ball and run and isn’t a statue in the pocket.

As a junior, Barker passed for 2,067 yards and 22 touchdowns and ran for 1,422 yards and 18 TDs, so he clearly has the ability to beat his opposition on the ground and through the air.

Barker has received interest from Mississippi, Mississippi State, Miami (Fla.), North Carolina,Tennessee and Ohio State.

 

 

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