#1 WR Chris Barr
Sophomore, 5’10’, 175 lbs.
2015 Stats: Barr played in every game as a true freshman and started 12 of them. He caught 23 passes for 200 yards, and scored USF’s first touchdown against UCF. He also made the best catch of last season, when he pinned a ball between his feet against SMU to secure the catch for a 38-yard gain.
Position on Depth Chart: With Rodney Adams’ move inside to slot receiver, Barr is now listed as his backup on the depth chart.
How He Came To USF: Chris played all over the field at Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, as you tend to do at a small school like that. Between rushing, receiving, and various returns, Barr racked up 2,618 all-purpose yards in his four varsity years. He scored 28 total touchdowns and helped the Conquerors win the Class 3A state title in both 2013 and 2014. Chris was another somewhat unexpected pull in the 2015 recruiting class. He had been committed to Utah for awhile and hadn’t even listed USF in his top five before the 2014 season, but they got him on an official visit in January and he switched to USF a week before signing day. Other offers Chris turned down came from UCF, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, and a few others.
Here are Barr’s high school highlights:
Recruiting Rankings: Barr was a three-star recruit on all of the major recruiting sites.
Projected Playing Time: The only reason Chris isn’t a starter again this year is because the wide receivers shifted around. He’ll still get regular playing time, and if there’s a reason for Adams to be moved back to the outside, Barr could find himself right back in the starting lineup.
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