Moussa Barry is a senior out of Dacula who has been making a big impact this fall for the Falcons. Last week, Barry ran a fly route down the left sideline with tight coverage over top. The 6’3″ Barry leaped up, acrobatically adjusted to the football mid-flight, and then high-pointed the ball with one hand. It was an amazing catch (shades of David Tyree?) and ended up being the #2 play in the state for the weekend.
Barry is relatively new to the game, playing on the varsity for the first time this fall, but has been a part of the program for the last three years really.
“10th grade was my first year ever playing football; I fell in love with it immediately. In my junior year, I was set to have a good year being the WR1 but my season ended shortly after my first catch just minutes into my first game. I had to get surgery in September which caused me to sit out the whole year, so this is technically my second year playing.”
Barry has a background playing basketball. He has a long 6’3″ frame and shows good coordination timing his jump at the apex of the pass. The senior talked about how he transitioned from hoops to the gridiron.
“The transition was kinda easy. I’m a quick learner, so it wasn’t that hard to transition, and basketball also helped a lot,” he said.
On the recruiting front, Barry is hoping for more interest but does have two FCS programs keeping tabs.
“My recruitment really isn’t the way I would want to right now, but I don’t let that affect me or get in the way of anything. I’ve visited Wofford and Gardner-Webb and workout for them over the summer; they said they were interested in me, I just needed the film.”
We think the SR’s film certainly warrants D1 offers. Even when he delved into spring film we were impressed about his physical attributes and potential as a pass-catcher at the next level. This fall, he is playing on both sides of the football at safety and wide receiver, making excellent plays wherever he lines up. At 6’3″, and 185 lbs., Barry is just starting to scratch the surface of his potential, and there is a real commitment to his fundamentals at receiver.
Barry says that he models his game after Stephon Diggs, Devante Adams, and Calvin Ridley. The senior hopes that for the 2nd half of the season to win the region championship and make another long run into the playoffs.
Currently, Dacula is 4-1 in region play, and they have a big game next Friday against Shiloh, which will put the Falcons in contention for the region title. The 11/5 matchup between Buford could prove to be the showdown for the region title. With the Falcons clearly playing their best football during the 2nd half of the season, a playoff push seems inedible, which should certainly help the recruitment of a players under the radar like Barry, so be sure to checkout @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to see how everything plays out!