By Ashley Denny.
CLEMSON, SC- TCI had a chance to speak to Peyton Barber today, an elite running back prospect of 2013 out of Alpharetta, GA. The Tigers liked what they saw from this 5-10, 211 pound bruiser earlier this summer during the first weekend of Dabo Swinney’s Football Camp and were quick to offer. Here’s what Barber had to say about how the recruiting process has gone so far for him, what he thinks of Clemson’s new running backs coach Tony Elliot and what he looks for when visiting universities.
First of all Peyton, how many offers have you received and from which schools?
I’ve received 2 offers so far from Clemson and UCF and I’ve heard that Alabama is also going to be offering me soon.
Which schools contact you the most regularly?
I talk to Coach Elliot at Clemson probably once a week.
What are your thoughts on Coach Elliot?
I like Coach Elliot a lot. He’s like a father figure to me and I feel very comfortable talking to him. I really like what he’s doing at Clemson.
What do you think of Clemson’s new offense, is it something you could see yourself fitting into if you chose to be a Tiger?
I really like Clemson’s new offense, and I definitely think that I could make a good contribution to that offense if I came to Clemson.
What do you look for in a university?
I always look to see if the coaches treat me right and if I can get along with them. Also I want to go somewhere where I feel like home. I want to go somewhere where there’s a family based environment.
What do you think makes you a great football player
I’m not sure; obviously coaches see something in me when they watch me play. I’m a very hard worker and that’s definitely something that college coaches look for when recruiting.
What advice have your coaches and parents given you throughout this process?
They’ve mainly just told me to go with the flow, and remember to stay humble. It’s easy for a recruit to get cocky when going through this process and I want to make sure that doesn’t happen to me.