Following the great spring showing from true freshman Malik Willis at Auburn, redshirt freshman Woody Barrett likely saw the handwriting on the wall. Instead of sticking around and battling it out with Baylor transfer Jarrett Stidham, returning junior Sean White and now promising freshman Willis, Barrett has decided his best course of action is to leave the Auburn program.
Barrett has not publicly announced where he will transfer to next. He still has four years of eligibility left to play after sitting out the 2016 season.
While the news was leaked before he had a chance to official release it, Barrett did confirm the news via this Twitter post sent Monday morning. Judging by his statement, he is leaving the program on good terms.
— WB1_SVGSZN (@WoodyB_1) May 8, 2017
Barrett was a former four-star recruit in the 2016 recruiting cycle and signed with the Tigers over offers from Alabama, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Oklahoma among many others. He was also a 2016 Under Armour All-American coming out of high school and was a Class 8A Mr. Football finalist out of Florida.