Tennessee offers 4-star LB D'Angelo Barber

Drew Schott02/27/23
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D'Angelo Barber
(Photo by Cole Pinkston/AuburnLive)

Pinson (Ala.) Clay-Chalkville four-star linebacker D’Angelo Barber received an offer from Tennessee on Monday. He announced the news over Twitter.

Barber is the No. 307 overall prospect and No. 33 linebacker in the 2024 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He is also the No. 20 player in Alabama.

On3 rates Barber higher than other recruiting services, according to the Industry Comparison. Even though he is not ranked in the 2024 On300, he is the No. 31 linebacker in the country and No. 17 player in Alabama.

The 6-foot-0, 205-pound defender holds 16 offers. According to the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine, it is a close race for his commitment between Alabama (37.3%) and Auburn (32.6%).

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The Tigers are one program pushing hard for his commitment.

“I talk to Coach Josh Aldridge, the linebacker coach, I talk to him every day,” Barber told On3’s Cole Pinkston on Feb. 10. “He just sent me the spring schedule as a matter of fact, so I’ve already started planning on making a trip back down there for a spring practice and the spring game.”

“It definitely feels like that,” he added about feeling like a priority to Auburn. “You know, because Coach Aldridge, from time to time, he will sometimes tell me to give him a call. Not necessarily to talk to me about this and that about football, but he will call me just to check on me, see what I’m up to, how the family is doing. So, that’s why I have a huge liking toward them too because its not like they just want me to come down there because I could benefit them for football. It’s like they want me to come down there because they want to help me develop and keep growing as a better man and better person.”

Barber shared with Pinkston that in addition to Auburn, he talks most with Arkansas and UCF.