Junior QB Drew Barker of Hebron, KY Sunday named named USC as his current favorite over Tennessee.
"It's because of my relationship with coach Mangus and coach Spurrier," Barker said adding that USC and Tennessee have been recruiting him the hardest. "When I went down there for the game, I really liked how the offense was run and how the coaches handle the players, and the atmosphere and the vibe I got there."
Barker has ten offers at this point and is expecting one from Kentucky Wednesday. His other offers are Louisville, Purdue, North Carolina, Western Kentucky, Illinois, Cincinnati, Indiana and Louisiana-Lafayette. Barker said Tennessee is coming on strong with new coach Butch Jones.
"I like coach Jones," Barker said. "He was the second coach to offer me when he was at Cincinnati. He knows me well and I know him well."
Barker plans to visit USC again for the spring game. He won't go to any junior days but will take other visits. He wants to make his decision in late April or early May.
Last season Barker passed for 2072 yards and 22 touchdowns and rushed for 1455 yards and 18 scores.