TUSCALOOSA — Another Barker is coming to Alabama.
Braxton Barker, the son of 1992 national championship winning Crimson Tide quarterback Jay Barker, committed to Alabama on Monday as a preferred walk-on quarterback.
COMMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA‼️ ROLL TIDE! ALL GLORY TO GOD! 🐘 pic.twitter.com/uDHdnSWrVX— Braxton Barker (@BarkerBraxton7) February 6, 2018
Listed at 6-foot and 180 pounds, Braxton Barker prepped at Spain Park High School, where he led his team to the Class 7A playoffs, losing in the first round to Hewitt-Trussville — his father’s alma mater.
Braxton Barker tweeted in December the Crimson Tide had offered him a spot as a preferred walk-on.
So proud of you and for you! You have worked so hard. Love you! RTR https://t.co/E9stbMufbB— Jay Barker (@JayBarker7) February 6, 2018
Since he’s a walk-on, Braxton Barker will not count toward Alabama’s 2018 recruiting class, which still has eight spots to fill by National Signing Day on Wednesday.
Tide coach Nick Saban said during the early signing period in December the team would try to sign a scholarship quarterback “if we can get somebody that we feel can be a positive in the organization,” adding he would ideally like four scholarship quarterbacks on its roster.
Both four-star Brevin White — a Princeton commitment — and three-star Brock Purdy eliminated the Tide from their recruitment last week. Purdy told SEC Country he will choose between Iowa State and Texas A&M.
Montgomery’s James Foster — a four-star dual threat quarterback — has an offer from Alabama, too. He visited Florida State last weekend and has also been courted by LSU and Texas A&M.