September 27, 2007

Trotter, coach Yancey talk commitment

When it was time for Birmingham (Ala.) Briarwood Christian quarterback Barrett Trotter to announce his commitment, he made it simple.

He stepped in front of a large gathering that included teammates, coaches, teachers, his parents and media, and thanked them for helping him reach this point. Then it came down to a simple announcement, no hats, no gimmicks.

"Next year I will be attending school at Auburn University," said Trotter. "I'm real excited about that. I'm ready to win a state championship this year and keep on winning down at Auburn."

The 6-foot-2, 193-pound Trotter said he actually grew up an Alabama fan. He comes from a mixed family. His father graduated from Alabama, his mother is from Knoxville, Tenn., and both of his older brothers graduated from Auburn.

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