Peyton Barber: Georgia RB commits to Ole Miss over Arizona State and Clemson

One of Georgia’s top running backs committed to Ole Miss on Sunday.

RB Peyton Barber

RB Peyton Barber

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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1eyedJack

July 29th, 2012
5:33 pm

Jesse

July 29th, 2012
5:39 pm

Cool…have fun at Ole Miss. Over Clemson?

ignition

July 29th, 2012
5:50 pm

Would rather go to Ole Miss over Clemson over North Carolina ??
4 Real Yikes ….

nash

July 29th, 2012
6:01 pm

Ole Miss may not be considered to cream of the SEC but he is in fact one of the best backs in the state. This is a deep class he is a very complete back so I wish he as much success as he can have in the grove. I think they say hot toddy over there so hot toddy and, run young man run

Rebel yell

July 29th, 2012
6:01 pm

SEC, Freeze will get Ole miss back into things.

rebel yell

July 29th, 2012
6:04 pm

wants to make a difference at school that needs athletes

Beast from the East

July 29th, 2012
6:12 pm

Congrats, young man.

Hairy Dawg

July 29th, 2012
6:24 pm

Ole Miss! Ha Ha! How that Ogreron and Nutts working out for them. Ole Miss can’t play it’s way out a wet paper sack. Why someone wants to play there. Old Miss is one of those teams that Dawgs always spanks and nothing changing here.

1eyedJack

July 29th, 2012
6:50 pm

“One of Georgia’s top….”

Another name for WHO?

Son of Sammy Davis Jr, Jr

July 29th, 2012
6:55 pm

A lot of good running backs are leaving Georgia. Didn’t Spurrier grab a 4 star running back out of Georgia this year?

Tampa Gator

July 29th, 2012
6:55 pm

Hairy….

Let me teach you a little English, since you currently know very little about the language of your country. When you punish by striking someone on the buttocks or hand with a piece of wood, paper, or even a ruler, you are doing something. Therefore, you used the word, spanks, to illustrate the action in the sentence. However, the word spanks in your sentence is the present tense form of the verb. Unfortunately, your sentence is not written in present tense. In your sentence, you are also using the verb form in the singular form (adding the “s” to the verb makes it singular). Both are incorrect uses of the verb. You should have used the future tense form of the verb, which also would have made it a plural verb (with the deletion of the “s”) in your sentence, and it (spank) would therefore agree with the plural subject (Dawgs) in your sentence. Yes, I know you make nouns plural by adding “s” and “es” to them, but that is a lesson for another time. Now that I have taught you the above, post me back and tell me why your next verb is used incorrectly (if you don’t know, the verb is the word, changing). If you get it right, I will come over to your trailor and bring (not brings) you a cold Bud and a new shotgun for your 1973 pick up. See you soon. Good luck.

Tampa Gator

July 29th, 2012
6:58 pm

Sammy Davis….

A lot of recruits….period….are leaving Georgia. No dream team for the Dawgs this year. Unfortunately, this is one of the best years for HS recruits in the state of Georgia. Richt and company need to figure what they are going wrong…..and get it corrected quickly.

Tampa Gator

July 29th, 2012
7:00 pm

……and I agree…..the new Ole Miss head coach is going to get things fixed down Oxford way very quickly. He is a dynamic, young coach…and can really recruit. Good things coming Ole Miss’ way faster than you think. And he will do it the correct way.

Tampa Gator

July 29th, 2012
7:02 pm

Now…..time to watch the Gridiorn Kings 7 on 7 event replay on ESPN. Veron Hargreaves III was the MVP of the entire event….future Gator.

Larry B

July 29th, 2012
7:02 pm

Tampa, I started reading your unnecessarily long post and got about 2 sentences in before I realized you’re a moron. Plus it’s trailer, not trailor. In other news, good luck to this kid. He should have plenty of opportunities to make an impact there. And that’s not a slam against Ole Miss. I think they have a very good fan base and wish them luck as well.

Larry B

July 29th, 2012
7:07 pm

Oh, and I think the Dawgs are doing very well in recruiting. I’m not sure where you get your info from but they’re loading up sir.

tenn.DAWG

July 29th, 2012
7:19 pm

Yeah Tampon Gaytor use to have a little cred,but he’s done.

Basstringerfish

July 29th, 2012
7:24 pm

Tampa.
After traveling and living around the world, I currently live in Tampa. I have two things to say: 1- don’t disgrace the city of Tampa and 2 -
Shut up. That post was not needed. If you have something constructive to say..well say it. But otherwise to degenerate a persons use of the English language on a college football blog? Really?
If you want literate discourse in any of 7 languages, give me a shout…otherwise, I’d like to see positive and or constructive commentary. Trust you understand…and go Dawgs…

Delbert D.

July 29th, 2012
7:28 pm

Tampa Gator – Since you are not one of several cities named Moron, a virus, nor a mentally handicapped person, I think he just applied the “general insult” meaning of that word. That’s about as effective as fencing with a string of spaghetti for a sword.

PR

July 29th, 2012
7:47 pm

lol @ Tampa Gator. All is fine with UGA recruiting. You failed to mention that the offensive MVP was Brice Ramsey. The state is rich with talent like not many years past, and it’s unrealistic to think UGA will pull them off. Certainly with RN and RF were staying in state, but even without them, UGA’s class will be deep and talented. How does Muschamp feel about the prospect of losing the top player in the state of FL two years in a row? Here’s to hoping Tunsil and Theus will be the bookends for UGA’s OL for years to come.

Dewnsav

July 29th, 2012
8:01 pm

Tampa, I never comment, negatively, on any other school, Gators included, when they get/lose a commit…you seem to have knowledge of the game, but somehow everyone Florida signs will be All SEC after arriving in Gainesville, getting “coached up” by Muschamp’s all world staff, putting on some weight, etc. …Georgia will be fine, concern yourself with the Gators…hope I’m gramatically correct in my post…go dogs

--- Bitter Spoiled Recruits---

July 29th, 2012
8:23 pm

tampa cigar gayturd——who the F___ do you think you are—retard, this blog has nothing to do with english class—freak—-your nothing on this blog—-bloggs are for dummies too—hahahah

hater’s— like you and the rest of the GAYturd nation need not apply for space on this blog———-but thanks for your contributions

I do agree with you though—hairy dawg is illitarate———-hahahahah

not—————-looser

1953dawg

July 29th, 2012
8:39 pm

Tampa, these camps mean nothing. So go brag somewhere else about your once mighty gators. But since all you do is come on these blogs and spew about your coach, your players, and your commitments, you failed to mention who won the Offensive MVP award for this camp. Hate to tell you mindless wonder, but Brice Ramsey won Offensive MVP. You are starting to act like your head coach. All you do is run your mouth, and yell, but unfortunately, no one pays you any attention.

Tampa Gator

July 29th, 2012
8:48 pm

First…..If you did not recognize that my post to Harry Dawg was pure sarcasm directed at someone who I think repeatedly posts that stuff intentionally……sorry. I am 100 percent convinced that Harry Dawg does not live in a trail….”E”…r…….but a million dollar home in Buckhead…..and holds a PhD from the University of Georgia in linguistics.

Second…..I am a moron….ask my wife….she knows. I am also an idiot. Ask my stock broker….he knows. I am also stupid…..ask my daughter….she’s knew and said so many times while she was in middle and high school (and that was years ago). I am also a retard…..ask….Bitter Spoiled Recruit…..he knows better than anyone….and he also knows a lot of other adjectives as well. But worse….I am a gayturd….ask many of the Bama fans that post on here…they knows better than anyone . But….frankly….I am ready to learn some new adjectives to describe me. I am sure someone that travels the world and knows 7 languages can come up with some….right?

Third…..Georgia has the 9th ranked class in the country. Richt is one of the best recruiters in the country…..and he knows what he needs for his roster…better than any of us…..and is getting it done very well from all indications…no matter what anyone says on a sports blog.

Fourth…..if I cannot come on here and have some fun….without using spell check……what is the purpose of coming on here? Now…that is a thought to give serious consideration to…..but that would be difficult for a moron, idiot, retard…and….a gayturd.

Go Gators.

Tampa Gator

July 29th, 2012
8:50 pm

….and after reading that post….I should have used spell check. So have at me….Harry Dawg…

Tampa Gator

July 29th, 2012
8:53 pm

……then I read Bitter’s post…..giving me a hard time for insulting Hairy Dawg…..with a string of spagetti insults that reach all the way to the moon. Very funny.

Tampa Gator

July 29th, 2012
8:56 pm

tennDawg……

Glad you think I am done……my doctor often makes me think that I am only almost done. And he has more cred than you.

sons who?

July 29th, 2012
8:58 pm

TG, I love linguistics with clam sauce, and UGA football. My oldest brother settled in Tampa and I really loved my few visits there.

Basstringerfish

July 29th, 2012
9:03 pm

Tampa…
Just go to bed.
It will be fine in the morning…

Tampa Gator

July 29th, 2012
9:03 pm

Concerning Muschamp and losing the #1 player in the state of Florida question……

1. Muschamp preferred Humphries at LT (number one OT recruit in the country last year) over Theus at LT….only the #1 recruit in Florida. In addition, FSU, Miami, USF, UCF….all let Theus leave the state of Florida….not just Florida.

2. Muschamp just got the commit from the best recruit in the state of Florida this year….his name is Vernon Hargreaves III. He and Tunsil are co-ones I would expect. And….as far as I know….Tunsil has not left the state of Florida yet….and is not talking to any of the recruiting sites. I do know that Florida is still very high on his list…..as is many other schools.

3. Question from me…..how do you feel about the two best players in the state of Georgia leaving the state…..and the 3rd….and the 4th….and the 5th…..and the….well….you get the idea.

Tampa Gator

July 29th, 2012
9:06 pm

….as ARE many other schools….hell…..I need to start using spell check….but it does not fix verb/subject agreements….does it?

UGA_Trash

July 29th, 2012
9:07 pm

UGA is loaded at running back and didn’t have a scholarship left to offer him.

Tampa Gator

July 29th, 2012
9:10 pm

Basstringerfish……

It has been fine every morning and evening for a very long time. Now…it is when I wake up in the morning. Retired people think that way in Florida.

P.S……talked to my brother today. He caught a bunch of bass today over at a lake in Micanopy (just south of Gainesville and just north of Ocala…and where “Doc Hollywood” was filmed. He is a great salt water fisherman and is doing a good job of teaching me the tricks. But I never thought he would get into freshwater fishing.

Tampa Gator

July 29th, 2012
9:13 pm

UGA Trash….

Georgia has a lot of running backs…..but Georgia will become loaded when 3 or 4 of them actually do something in the SEC….but none have yet….at least not consistently….and in Marshall and Curley’s case….not yet…period. Georgia could definitely benefit from one or two additional running backs….especially with all the schollys they have to offer this year.

Basstringerfish

July 29th, 2012
9:18 pm

And research the the Japanese word for octopus and translate its slang meaning to English. That’s where you are today. Can’t go further because it’s not nice. But, thanks for the shout out in your reply. I noticed. Tomorrow – who knows, it’s another day and we can be friends again…maybe!

GordonDawg

July 29th, 2012
9:18 pm

Jordan Davis commits to UGA.

Basstringerfish

July 29th, 2012
9:29 pm

Tampa..
Fantastic fishing in the manatee river off my back porch. Better drinks at Woody’s…
But not retired, kudo’s to you if you are….
Just go to the Gator site and stop being disrespectful on this one.

Steve superior

July 29th, 2012
9:35 pm

I reckon if you got the most classless fans in the country, it only makes sense you got the players to match

Blackoutanyone?

July 29th, 2012
9:50 pm

Congratulations to Mr. Peyton Barber. I think he made a great choice to play ball in the SEC.

22 South Eastern Conference championships…14 National Championships…

At some places they play football… at Alabama we live it. ROLL TIDE!

dawgster

July 29th, 2012
9:52 pm

@TampaGator…just for the record…its Gurley, not Curley…but hey probably just a mispelling, I do it all the time…but you are right, will have to see if they are as talented and produce as expected…Also, we are still not done this year with a very nice RB or two….but we will see how that pans out…

I do have a question for you though…Why did D. Henry really not consider your school that much, I know you guys did recruit him, of course we appear to have lost him….but as much in state talent that Florida and Georgia have year in and year out, many very good prospects will go elsewhere…It bothers me somewhat on some of them, but as was explained to me by some others with direct knowledge….RN and RF along with some others are not born and bred Georgia products and don’t really have that long time connection…Im sure that can be said for some Florida prospects also…but in the end, both programs will get their share of great players…but again, I am curious about your opinion regarding D.Henry…

dawgster

July 29th, 2012
9:57 pm

Davis is a very good pick-up for the dawgs in filling some depth issues at the TE position for the next year…Had we not got his committment, we probably would have not taken anyone at that position….go dawgs….and by the way, there were other SEC programs after him…thought I would post that before the negative remarks start appearing…

Tampa Gator

July 29th, 2012
10:20 pm

Dawgster….

What I heard was that Muschamp and his staff told Henry early on that he would be recruited only as an OLB by Florida….and that ended it early. Henry grew up a huge Gator fan and let it be known early that he wanted to play for the Gators. But he did not like what the Gator coaches told him…evidently. Henry even came to the Gator practices at the Gator Bowl….but the Gator coaches did not do much follow up with him. I also think Matt Jones committing to Florida last year….and Taylor and Lane committing this year….sent him packing as well. But I think Florida would have loved to have him….as a linebacker only.

Tampa Gator

July 29th, 2012
10:23 pm

Basstingerfish…..

I would doubt the large majority of posters on the AJC think of me as being disrespectful to anyone…..again…..I believe Hairy Dawg does his posts that way to get responses from people…and not because he flunked out of middle school and lives in a trailer…

Tampa Gator

July 29th, 2012
10:28 pm

Also….Bassstringerfish…..I recently kayaked across Tampa Bay from Marine Max on Hwy 19/60 area all the way down to the Manatee River….up it….back down again…and then back up the little Manatee. I probably paddled right by your place. You should have come out and said disrespectful things to me as I went by. But I would have been too worn out to notice.

dawgster

July 29th, 2012
10:29 pm

@TampaGator…Well if he tears up in the league at RB, get ready for the same attacks the Coach Richt and staff got regarding Cam Newton being recruited as a TE…of course thats not exactly what took place….there were many factors, one being he appeared to be better suited for a spread type offense…I gues time will tell, its hard to always know how a player will develop, but if Henry keeps growin, its going to be difficult staying at Rb….not sure what type of LB skills he has though…but a great athlete, no doubt….

Tdawg

July 29th, 2012
10:30 pm

Tampa Gator I’ll tell you what the problem with UGA keeping players in state is. Scared. Not of the competition, but of the class load. UGA ain’t no Vanderbilt when it comes to academics, but it sure is a bit harder than Clemson, Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina. These are the schools that are at the time most successful at raiding the state. In other words these schools academics are a joke and these kids no that. Why commit to a school that you may possibly flunk out of when you can go to a school who doesn’t put much stock into such trivial matters. You haven’t been wondering why Florida hasn’t been having as much success in Georgia as in years past? Unfortunately for Florida they have the same problem as UGA. Yall expect your kids to go to class also, so schools like Alabama, Tennessee and such will have a huge advantage when it comes to the border line recruits. Which I firmly believe out number the higher educated recruits.

Tampa Gator

July 29th, 2012
10:52 pm

Dawgster….

I have watched Henry play. He is so strong that he pushes away HS kids trying to tackle him one on one. But he runs straight up….and he will not be able to push away SEC, one on one tacklers. Henry could also play at a safety position…or tight end. But I have my doubts that he will ever be a big time RB in college…based on what I saw in person. And I think people in North Georgia had the same opinion when he played Buford HS last year….when they shut him down.

Christopher

July 30th, 2012
9:10 am

Houston Nutt and athletic director Pete Boone all but destroyed the Ole Miss program. But Hugh Freeze appears to be building a solid top 20 recruiting class and has a history of taking programs from nothingness to conference championship levels. It will be interesting to see if he can continue that success in the toughest division in college football.

Christopher

July 30th, 2012
9:10 am

Houston Nutt and athletic director Pete Boone all but destroyed the Ole Miss program. But Hugh Freeze appears to be building a solid top 20 recruiting class and has a history of taking programs from nothingness to conference championship levels. It will be interesting to see if he can continue that success in the toughest division in college football.

Suitcase RB

July 30th, 2012
1:03 pm

OK, he picked his first school out of HS. Who will be his second school?