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Auburn quarterback Woody Barrett to leave Tigers program

The former four-star quarterback will be heading elsewhere.

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Auburn Tigers backup quarterback Woody Barrett announced Monday that he would be leaving the program.

The word on the street from AuburnUndercover, the Tigers’ 247Sports site, is that Barrett will be heading to a JUCO before going back to a Division 1 program.

Prior to arriving on campus, Barrett was a four-star quarterback per 247Sports’ recruiting services. He was ranked sixth at the time among dual threat QBs behind the likes of Jarrett Guarantano (Tennessee Volunteers), Brandon McIlwain (South Carolina Gamecocks), Jalen Hurts (Alabama Crimson Tide), Shane Buechele (Texas Longhorns) and Jawon Pass (Louisville Cardinals). He was ranked 32nd among prospects in Florida and 219th overall in the country.

With Sean White still commanding attention under center as well as the highly touted Jarrett Stidham, Barrett’s chances of playing time were going to be thin. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that he has decided to transfer from the program. Depth may be a bit of an issue now for the Tigers though, especially with John Franklin III transitioning from QB to wide receiver this offseason.

We’ll see how things play out for Auburn. But, in the meantime, best of luck to Woody Barrett in his future endeavors in college football.