#1 WR Chris Barr - Junior, 5’10”, 175 lbs.
2016 Stats: Chris only played nine games last season, becoming the odd receiver out to make room for Marquez Valdes-Scantling and later Tyre McCants. Barr caught six passes for 59 yards and a touchdown, against Northern Illinois. He also carried the ball three times for 15 yards.
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 the season, when he pinned a ball between his feet against SMU to secure a 38-yard gain.
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.
Recruiting Rankings: Barr was a three-star recruit on all of the major recruiting sites.