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Drew Barker (official thread)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by MD Buckeye, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Buckeye coaches were at his school during bye week...still evaluating and won't do anything until after the season...will be at the game

    Barker discuss ND visit-

    [ame=""]Drew Barker 2012 Jr. Highlight Video - YouTube[/ame]
  2. GeorgiaBuck2

    GeorgiaBuck2 Lets Go!

    With that #7 jersey he looks like a shorter Colin Klein.
  3. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

  4. MuckFichigain

    MuckFichigain Newbie

  5. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    He looks good in the highlights, but his competition in Northern Kentucky is not very good. He might end up being a good to great college QB, but the staff is doing the right thing by taking their time in evaluating him.
  6. MuckFichigain

    MuckFichigain Newbie

    I agree, don't think there will be much action until after the season. But this kid is a baller and he would fit right into the system IMO. Just my 2 cents :biggrin:
  7. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    When you say not very good, you're being very nice! Lol
    If it's not highlands, then you're pretty much mediocre in nky
  8. MuckFichigain

    MuckFichigain Newbie

    Seems like he may go elsewhere if we keep waiting, who knows. I'd love him in the S&G though, that's for sure!
  9. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    LOTS of improvement for Mr. Barker between his sophomore and junior year. First, his mechanics have improved night and day. He has shortened up his delivery, has a higher release, and is stepping into most of his throws. Still some wasted motion but he looks much better there.

    And bad competition or not, Barker has a very strong arm and is throwing into some tight windows all over the field. Three things really stick out to me: 1) He makes every throw in that film. There are short, intermediate, and deep balls thrown perfectly. Shoot, that first throw went about 50 yards on his back foot and right on the money. But I was more impressed with his zip and accuracy in the intermediate 20-25 yard posts and in-routes. He also knows when to put some touch on the ball and when to gun it. He also throws the ball as well on the run as he does with his feet set, which would serve him well in UFM's offense. 2) He really has great pocket presence. He move around well in the pocket while keeping his eyes downfield. He also is aware of check-down routes and doesn't lock onto receivers. 3) Athletic ability. This is tougher to gauge with the poor competition, but he is quick within the first 10 yards and is a tough runner. No real top end speed to speak of but he could nonetheless be a very effective zone-read runner at the next level, especially with his passing ability to keep defenses honest.

    Overall, I am really rooting for Drew to get an offer still. He is all Buckeye, which is great, but has both great tangible and intangible traits that I think would make him a great QB at the next level. I would be a fan of bringing Drew in along with a more athletic QB like Ulmer if we end up having room.
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  10. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Herman visiting Barker in 2 weeks...
  11. maximumblitz

    maximumblitz Buckeye Samurai of Big League Blitzkreig

    Agreed, bringing in two QBs is a way to solve the QB quandry.

    We seem to have all these QBs out there who want to play for tOSU.

    Zwick and Troy Smith. Need I say more?

    Let' admit it ... the NFL cannot judge QB talent on draft day, and neither can the NCAA.
  12. southcampus

    southcampus Go Bucks

    I'd really like Drew to be a part of this class. I think he'll end up getting his offer and committing to us, beginning one of the best classes we've ever compiled at Ohio State.
  13. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil Staff Member BP Recruiting Team


  14. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Rivals $ - Barker take in The Game


    By Birmingham...says it was the craziest atmosphere he's seen all year...was on the field with Raekwon McMillan, Thaddeus Snodgrass and Clifton Garrett after the game...Coach Herman visiting his school tomorrow.
  15. sphincter

    sphincter It's my naptime

    Come on coaches, let's get this offer out there!

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