May 1, 2007

Barnes drawing nationwide interest

SNOW HILL, N.C. - The recruitment of Bunn (N.C.) athlete Brandon Barnes has truly gone national, as several college football powerhouses have stepped up and offered scholarships.

"It's been crazy; all these schools are calling my coach and offering me. Sometimes they call, and sometimes they come by. It's just mind-blowing, really," Barnes said.

Over the last week and a half, Barnes has gotten offers from the likes of USC, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, and Auburn, putting him at over 20 total offers.

While Barnes is flattered by the attention, and claims that he would go anywhere to play, he said that his feelings about the school itself will be as important in the decision than simply the football program.

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