Barber Enjoys Playing Against the Best

We caught up with Northwestern's C.J. Barber today after he finished his second Shine Bowl practice, and we've got his thoughts on the post season all-star game and much more in this recruiting Q&A.

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

What is it like playing against the best players in South Carolina this week?
Barber: It's a good experience. It's nice to be playing against the best. It will help me prepare for college. It shows me what I am going to have to play against next year.

How is the injured knee holding up?
Barber: It was bothering me a little bit this morning. After practice I just stretched it real good and kept it loose. It didn't bother me this afternoon.

Has either of the in-state schools taken the lead?
Barber: I'm just going to wait and take my visits first. It's still pretty even.

When was the last time you spoke with Coach Blackwell?
Barber: I talked with him on Thursday night.

What did you think of the visit to the hospital on Sunday?
Barber: It was pretty good. That's what this is all about. Helping the children is more important than the game. I'll do whatever I can to help people.

Who are some of the new friends you have made at the Shrine Bowl activities this week?
Barber: Mike Hamlin from Lamar and Robert Ayers from Marlboro County.

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