What's the Latest with C.J. Barber?

Clemson and South Carolina continue to wage a fierce in-state battle for Northwestern's C.J. Barber. Is the Northwestern standout ready to name a leader? We've got all the details on his favorites and his visit from coach Blackwell last week.

DB C.J. Barber
6-2, 215, 4.5
Northwestern High School
Rock Hill, South Carolina

How is your rehab coming with your injured knee?
Barber: It's coming good. I've been playing basketball. It's fine most of the time. It's still a little soar.

Will the injury be headed in time for the Rock Hill star to play in the Shrine Bowl?
Barber: I'm in good shape for Shine Bowl.

How did you visit go with Coach Blackwell?
Barber: Coach Blackwell came by last week. It was a pretty good visit.

When do you expect to make a decision?
Barber: It will probably be after I take my visits.

Which Palmetto state rival has the lead at this point?
Barber: Neither has an advantage. They are pretty much even.

Where do you feel like you have the best chance of playing early?
Barber: I feel I have a better chance at playing early at Carolina.

Is playing time the most important factor in your decision?
Barber: No, the most important is my major. I plan to major in Business.

What position are the Tigers recruiting you to play?
Barber: Clemson is recruiting me for strong safety or rover.

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding defender from South Carolina, right up through signing day 2004.

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