One of Georgia’s top running backs committed to Ole Miss on Sunday.
Peyton Barber, a 6-foot, 220-pounder from Milton High School, picked Ole Miss over Arizona State, Clemson, and North Carolina, among others. Barber had an early Georgia Tech offer before the spot was filled by another recruit.
“I think Peyton wanted to play in the SEC – he’s a competitor a lot like Carl Lawson,” Milton coach Howie DeCristofaro told the AJC. “Peyton looked at the depth chart, and there won’t be too many kids in front of him. He also likes what Ole Miss is doing on offense.”
Barber, who flew to Arizona State for an unofficial visit last week, is relatively unknown on the recruiting radar because he missed almost his entire junior season with torn ligaments in his ankle. He will be at 100 percent when Milton begins practice this week.
“He’s a big guy who can run,” DeCristofaro told the AJC. “He has good speed, good moves and good vision. He’s also a great kid with no character issues — which we know how important that is this day and age.”
Lawson, Barber’s 5-star teammate at Milton, is committed to Auburn.
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