Welcome aboard BB!! Anyone with BB initials must be a top notch, quality guy.
I'm really excited about the fact he is a DT QB also. I think keeping a DT QB on the roster at least keeps the zone read offense alive and forces the opponents to prepare at least a little for it. This guy reminds me a lot of Jeff Driskell. I know Driskell hasn't looked dominant, but lets just see how he does this year.
I think BB will also really help us in our recruiting efforts with some top notch WR's, RB's, and OL. Too bad we only have maybe 6 more slots to fill.
It has become a huge trend for Qb's to enroll early. Wonder what % of Qb's enroll early over the past 2 seasons?
Great interview with Barnett. SIAP
“What happened yesterday is history. What happens tomorrow is a mystery. What we do today makes a difference - the precious present moment.”
Coach Nick Saban.
good info here
Wow. Big pickup. Only team I would be worried about is Oregon. You will also have to battle Justin Hopkins from 247 and his incessant pandering to Barnett going to Oregon.
Al.com talked to his high school coach after he announced. Link
Blake Barnett runs a spread, no-huddle offense at Santiago High School in Corona, Calif., but he's well-prepared for Alabama's pro-style attack.
Barnett committed to Alabama on Wednesday over several national programs, including his No. 2 choice of Oregon. The sky is the limit for the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Barnett, his high school head coach said.
"When you look at some of the athletes that have transitioned from one to the other, from the passing game I think he's ahead of a lot of other guys," Santiago High School head coach Jeff Steinberg told AL.com shortly after Barnett committed to Alabama. "You've got to have an understanding of what he's seeing in front of him in terms of fronts and coverages. I think he's a little ahead in terms of understanding defenses, which would help any kid no matter what kind of offense they came from."
"I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
-- Coach Bryant
"We always talk about playing 60 minutes but this is a 60-10 game: the 60 minutes of the game and the 10 minutes in the locker room after the game that you remember for the rest of your life."
-- Nick Saban day after beating Clemson
And I think we were in on him early, way before his commitment to Notre Dame.
Roll Tide and welcome, Blake! Glad you are planning to enroll early!
Huge pick-up. Roll Tide Blake. In watching his video when he runs he reminds me of Matt Jones from Arkansas. Has that big stride and big time speed. I think our offense may change slightly once he gets on campus.
And we begin to see the first fruits of Kiffin's presence. Stay tuned for more.