Junior quarterback Drew Barker had a very impressive season for the Conner Cougars and is drawing offers from some top programs around the nation. The top five 2014 quarterback in the nation is leaning to a couple schools while other offers are still coming in.
Barker ended his junior campaign when the Cougars were defeated by the Franklin County Flyers 62-59 in a Kentucky state playoff game on Friday, November 9th. In that game Barker went 16-20 for 291 yards for three touchdowns and also recorded 97 yards on the ground and scored a rushing touchdown in the loss. Those numbers bring Barker’s season totals up to 2,072 yards passing for 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions as well as 1,455 yards rushing and 18 scores on the ground.
Like I said Barker already is garnering plenty of attention for himself by putting up great numbers like that. Barker has received offers from numerous schools, but it looks like at this point just two are the front-runners.
The Ohio State Buckeyes is a team that Barker is leaning towards at this point. Coach Urban Meyer would know exactly what to do with a quarterback like Barker and if you need proof, all you have to do is look what he did in his time with the Florida Gators. The Buckeyes could be a really nice fit for Barker, who will take an unofficial visit to Columbus, Ohio November 24th.
The other program high on Barker’s list is the South Carolina Gamecocks. This could be a great pickup for coach Steve Spurrier as the Gamecocks are slowly climbing the ranks of national prominence. Barker took an unofficial visit to Columbia, South Carolina back on October 27th as the Gamecocks and their coaching staff made it clear just how much they want Barker.
Barker has stated that he is in no hurry at this time to make a decision. Although more offers will roll in, I believe that these two schools will be high on Barker’s list in the coming year.