It’s no secret that Memphis is in the hunt for a new quarterback since losing last year’s starter Taylor Reed, who earlier this month requested a transfer.
One junior college signal caller that appears to be on Memphis’ radar is Fort Scott Community College QB Dillion Barrett.
Barrett, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound athlete, confirmed with TigerAuthority.com Thursday night that Memphis appears to be showing interest in the talented quarterback.
“They are suppose to come up next week and watch me practice,” Barrett said. “Six schools came by yesterday, it was the first chance any schools could watch us practice.”
Three of those schools included Louisiana Tech, Indiana and Tulsa.
Barrett, who won a Manning Camp MVP in 2009, is orginally from Dry Prong Louisiana, red-shirted last fall for Fort Scott and would have four years to play four years for a D1 school. Since he is a qualifier out of high school, he would be eligible this fall to play for a new school.
Barrett made it clear it would have to be the right situation for him to leave Fort Scott after this spring semester.
“If I got the right offer and the situation was right then I might consider it,” Barrett said. “I have heard about Memphis’ situation at quarterback, it would definitely something that is interesting to me.”
Barrett is familiar with Coach Justin Fuente, he attended a camp at TCU the summer before his senior season.
“He is a good coach and runs a great offense,” Barrett said. “He did a great job with Andy Dalton at TCU.”
Barrett decided to attend junior college after not picking up the right D1 offer coming out of High School. He threw for over 1,500 yards his senior season at Dry Prong.
“Spring is going great,” Barrett said. “I’m the starting quarterback right now, I’m excited about the team we are going to have this fall.”
Stay tuned to TigerAuthority.com for the latest in this developing story.