Peyton Barber: Georgia Tech offers Atlanta RB

RB Peyton Barber is still popular with college scouts despite playing only four games last season

RB Peyton Barber is still popular with college scouts despite playing only four games last season

Even though RB Peyton Barber missed most of last season, the colleges haven’t missed out on him.

Georgia Tech was the latest offer for the 5-foot-11, 220-pound tailback from Milton High School. Barber said he got the news over the phone on Thursday, and will go meet with Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson on Friday.

“I feel really excited and blessed about Georgia Tech,” Barber said. “I was hurt for most of the season. I only played in four games. I really didn’t think I’d get more offers after Clemson. Then they started rolling in. I feel blessed and excited.”

Barber, who sports a 2.9 GPA and wants to major in Business Management or Liberal Arts, also has early offers from Clemson, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Central Florida, Kentucky and Louisville.

Had Barber not suffered a severe high ankle sprain in a preseason scrimmage last summer, he would likely be one of the state’s top-ranked running backs.

“He’s a slasher type of runner,” Milton coach Howie DeCristofaro said. “He can run through you or around you. His first 20 yards are pretty good for a guy around 220 pounds.

“Now he’s back 100-percent healthy. He’s a big and strong back. He ran the 100 meters in 11.4 seconds last week.”

Barber also won a state championship in the 225-pound class of the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association State Weightlifting Meet. Barber had a bench of 335, power clean of 310 and a squat of 525.

What does Barber think of Georgia Tech? “I like the way they run the triple option. I like the campus, and I like how the coaches are direct and honest with you.”

Barber says he does not have a leader and will visit Vanderbilt on March 25 and Clemson next month.

You can watch Barber’s highlight film by clicking here

Note: Milton may have the state’s top RB duo next year. Trayvon Paulk (5-11, 190) ran for 1,110 yards this past season as a sophomore and has an early offer from Kentucky.

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23 comments Add your comment

aj green

March 8th, 2012
9:36 pm

A Father's wife

March 8th, 2012
9:41 pm

Dan, you know what I said about godawgs!

A Father's wife

March 8th, 2012
9:43 pm

put a little bit of ointment on it and stop itching…

George Stein

March 8th, 2012
9:53 pm

Damn. Milton must be much better than when I was playing for them under Coach Paul.

Jacket99

March 8th, 2012
10:00 pm

What does Barber think of Georgia Tech? “I like the way they run the triple option. I like the campus, and I like how the coaches are direct and honest with you.”

Go Jackets!

Dawg Jonk

March 8th, 2012
10:06 pm

We do not need anymore running back do we? nah i don’t think so….Gt can have him…

Teddy Roosevelt

March 8th, 2012
10:08 pm

Teddy Roosevelt

March 8th, 2012
10:15 pm

Seems to me like the next stud to step up to the plate at B back

bitter grassy knoll

March 8th, 2012
10:38 pm

As a dawg fan, i still like the computer geeks to win the ACC, I hate VA. TECH

and would love to see 14th st. start kicking a$$ instead of being famous for hotdogs and muggings

——————-coach paul can rule fla.st and clemson but the techies know that its still a butt whoop-in

———————–come rivalry game.—————13-1 2012 for tech, —ga45—tech28, there only loss

Coach Saban > Entire State of Georgia

March 8th, 2012
11:05 pm

If Coach Saban doesn’t want him, the kid isn’t worth the trouble.

footballfan365

March 8th, 2012
11:06 pm

2.9 gpa in georgia public schools? What happened to the myth that tech only recruits The smartest players with the highest gpa’s and sat scores?

cool

March 8th, 2012
11:11 pm

he still has to get through admissions, and we saw this past recruiting season that the Admissions Department holds their own…this kid better get that GPA up and hope he does well on his SATs.

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March 8th, 2012
11:11 pm

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FL Jacket

March 8th, 2012
11:39 pm

“I like how the coaches are direct and honest with you.”

No wonder Bama isn’t recruiting this kid…

Rick James

March 8th, 2012
11:44 pm

Dawger

March 9th, 2012
1:12 am

Georgia doesn’t want him—tech’s taking anyone who will commit.

Walton Head Hunter

March 9th, 2012
8:03 am

Great Highlight Video. Where is the one against Walton where Blaylock drills barber and he has to be helped off the field.

cleats are made for walking

March 9th, 2012
8:05 am

Shouldn’t barber commit to three schools since he moves every other year?

Frankly

March 9th, 2012
12:15 pm

The kid looks pretty good, if I were him I would chose Louisville.

Hoopster

March 9th, 2012
12:29 pm

When healthy, this kid is a stud.

Snowman

March 9th, 2012
1:05 pm

Barber didn’t play against Walton, he got hurt in the Chattahoochee scrimmage. But, I do say that those Blaylock twins were two of the best safety tandems that I have seen in a long time.

WnE

March 9th, 2012
3:06 pm

re:
Barber, who sports a 2.9 GPA and wants to major in Business Management or Liberal Arts, also has early offers from Clemson, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Central Florida, Kentucky and Louisville.
__________________

I wonder does this Recruit know how bad that GT alums criticize Recruits that have 2.9 GPAs and how bad that they criticize Recruits that plan on Majoring in “Liberal Arts”?

I’m just waiting on the hypocrisy to manifest itself with all the claims of “I’ve never heard that” from the GT fans and the CPJ-Boot-Licking-Toadies that will now try to distance themselves from such remarks.

eastcobb

March 12th, 2012
3:04 pm

yet another former wheeler wildcat getting d 1 offers. thats about 5 now that should have been a wheeler high. Tyren jones Eddie printz Josh danforth Peyton barber Shamire Devine…..