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Woody Barrett Announces Intent to Transfer

Former 4 Star Recruit to Leave Team

Chattanooga v Auburn Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

Woody Barrett has decided to transfer from the Auburn football program after being buried on the depth chart. Barrett, a former four star recruit and the No. 6 Dual-Threat QB coming out of high school, saw the writing on the wall as he attempted only two passes during the A-Day spring game and saw reps go to Malik Willis and Jarrett Stidham.

With Stidham’s arrival, it seemed all but certain Barrett would spend another season as the third string QB behind Stidham and Sean White. However, Willis’ stellar play during the spring made it look more and more like Barrett was the odd man out.

Barrett took to Twitter this morning to announce his intent to transfer:

Barrett always seemed to me like a good teammate and a likeable person. I hope he has tremendous success wherever he ends up. One of the worst parts about sports is only one guy can play QB at a time, so sometimes a good player never gets a shot.

With Joey Gatewood and possibly another QB expected to sign with Auburn next season, Barrett was becoming a member of a very crowded and very talented group of quarterbacks.

Auburn now has three scholarship QBs heading into next season: Stidham, White, and Willis. Barrett joins Tyler Queen as scholarship QBs transferring from Auburn this offseason.

If any more news comes out about this, it will be added to this article.