Tigers in Top Two for NC RB

The Clemson Tigers are looking to sign two running backs next February. One of North Carolina's top running backs has the Tigers in his top two after a visit to Clemson. CUTigers.com has the latest in this recruiting update.

RB Brandon Barnes Profile

The Clemson Tigers are one of several impressive offers owned by 6-0, 180 pound Brandon Barnes from Bunn, North Carolina.

"I don't really have any new offers," he said. "But I have offers from Florida, Auburn, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Wake Forest and Clemson. I am also hearing from Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and South Carolina."

The Bunn High standout visited Clemson a few weeks ago.

"I went to Clemson earlier this month for an unofficial visit," he said. "I liked it a lot. I was showed the campus and the stadium. They have great facilities at Clemson.

"I went to a practice at North Carolina State last week. I liked it. They have a good coaching staff.

"I was supposed to go to North Carolina yesterday, but I couldn't make it. I will go there another time. I have already been to Georgia Tech. I am going to go see Notre Dame in April."

When asked about his current favorites, Barnes responded, "I like Auburn and Clemson right now. I am trying to stay neutral."

The Tigers may get a camp visit from the star running back.

"I am thinking I might camp at State and Clemson. I am not sure yet," said Barnes.

What will be important to Barnes when he decides where he would like to attend college?

"Besides football I will look at academics. I want to find a school with my major. I want to make sure I have something I can use for my life outside of football. I would like to major in computers or web design," replied Barnes.

Offensively, Barnes saw significant time at both tailback and wide receiver last season, recording over 800 all-purpose yards and 12 all-purpose touchdowns. He also added two more scores on kick returns.

Defensively, Barnes played every position in the secondary collecting five interceptions and 77 tackles including 20 stops in their final game.

Tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator Billy Napier is recruiting Barnes for the Tigers.

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