Burlington (Ky.) Connor quarterback Drew Barker has already established himself as one of the top 250 players in the class of 2014 and schools around the country are starting to step up their pursuit of the dual-threat.
The latest school to show interest is Notre Dame, joining a list that already includes South Carolina and Ohio State. Barker is planning to get a closer look at the Irish on Saturday when he they host Wake Forest on Saturday.
"I just started hearing from them so I thought I'd go up and check it out," Barker said. "I've always wanted to go to a game at Notre Dame. The tradition and the atmosphere is something that's always talked about and I look forward to experiencing it."
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Following his trip to South Bend, Barker will be in Columbus for Ohio State-Michigan. It will be his seventh trip to a Buckeyes game this season.
"It's close and I really like Coach Meyer," Barker said. "Their offensive system fits me well and Coach Meyer is bringing in a new energy up there and they really have a good thing going."
While Barker already has seven offers, he's yet to receive on from the Buckeyes. He's hoping his next trip will finally yield one.
"When I go to the Michigan game I'm going to ask that question," he said. "… But after the season I think I'll be up some more, I'm just not sure from who. Either way it's going to be fun."
Barker's junior season recently wrapped with a heartbreaking 62-59 loss in the Kentucky state playoffs. He finished the year with 2,072 passing yards with 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for 1,455 yards and 18 touchdowns.
After he wraps up his visits, Barker is planning on getting back to work in order to fine-tune his game for his senior season.
"I'm going to work on my speed and my lower body," he said. "I want to work on opening my hips on my throws and getting more lower body into my throws."
Barker is also planning on hitting the camp and combine circuit and enjoying the process.
"This offseason is going to be a fun one," he said. "I'm going to go to a lot of camps and just have fun."
Barker said right now he's planning on deciding sometime after signing day, so he can attend the camp of his future school.
"I'm shooting for a decision in the spring time," he said. "Just so I can focus on getting other guys to the school I choose."