"The coach that was recruiting me left for Washington and then they offered another kid. So I kind of lost my spot," said Barker. "Last night I decided to commit to Hawaii. Coach Norm Chow is rebuilding things, he made me interested."
"I was talking mainly to coach Powell," said Barker. "They were excited when I committed. Coach Chow said they were fired up to get me in the class."
While the weather and location were a factor, it didn't determine where he would go.
"Yeah, I mean it will be a cool life experience," said Barker. "But it will be cooler to play football there."
Barker chose Hawaii over interest from programs like Sand Diego State, Southern Utah, Utah State and Weber State.
"I am going out for my official visit next week, February 1st -3rd," said Barker. "I think that will be my only visit."
The 6'4" 207lbs receiver hopes to play early and certainly has the potential to do so.
"I mean, they want me to come in and make an impact," said Barker. "I will have to work for playing time; they brought in a bunch of receivers in this class."
Barker is excited to be headed to Hawaii and excited to have the recruiting process over with.
"I am just glad that I know where I am going," said Barker. "When signing day comes, I can just sign."