Drew Barker spent this last weekend in Chicago, participating in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge presented by Under Armor. As one of the six quarterbacks there, Drew was rated as being the fifth best. That may not sound very good but keep in mind that Drew was going up against the best-of-the-best. The four quarterbacks ahead of Barker were Jerrod Heard, a Texas commit ranked No. 3 in the nation; Josh Rosen, from the Class of 2015; Kyle Allen, the No. 1-ranked pro-style QB in this class; and Deshaun Watson, the No. 1-ranked dual-threat QB in this class. Here’s what rivals had to say about Drew:
Barker was solid in drills and showed impressive footwork. He flashes impressive accuracy on short routes. His arm strength, on the other hand, was a problem. He was forced to muscle some semi-deep passes. When forced to reach back and put something extra on the ball, the Kentucky commit saw his spiral turn into a wobbly mess. Saturday wasn’t Barker’s best day and probably isn’t indicative of his skill set.
This past weekend I wrote an article that mentioned Drew at the challenge and that he was rooming with Artavis Scott. Scott was rated as the 11th best offensive player at the challenge and here is what rivals had to say about him:
Scott was one of the speediest receivers at the event. If a pass was overthrown, he could run under it and make a play. That athleticism separated Scott from many other wide receivers, and he showed soft hands.