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Alabama QB Blake Barnett adds weight

Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett (No. 8) trying to escape pressure from Anfernee Jennings on A-Day: Roderick Mason - TDAL Magazine

Scott Cochran’s regiments have taken root for an Alabama quarterback.

The Crimson Tide’s half a million dollar strength coach was tasked with putting some healthy weight on redshirt freshman quarterback, Blake Barnett. Barnett, who enrolled in 2015 as a five-star prospect, was straddling between 198 and 205 pounds for much of the 2015 season.

To check on his progress, the Corona, California native stepped on a scale last week (Saturday).

Barnett picked up 18 pounds, as the scale read the 6-foot-5 signal caller at 216.7. He posted a photo to Twitter displaying the latest progress in him pushing for the starting job in the upcoming season.

He spent all of last season executing hand-offs and running the scout team offense, but will enter fall camp as one of four guys vying to guide Alabama to 17th national title from under center.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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