Barnes gets offer

Mississippi quarterback Blake Barnes recently got an offer. Was it from Georgia?

No doubt, Georgia is after a quarterback or maybe two in 2004. Blake Barnes is looking stronger by the day, but does not have an offer from Georgia. However, Barnes did visit Athens during the camp last weekend. According to Barnes he had a great time.

"I spoke with Coach Mike Bobo and Coach Mark Richt and they are very interested in me and they really like me. But I do not have an offer from Georgia right now," he said.

It seems, however, that Barnes' summer that has included several camps such as the EA Sports Elite 11 in Las Vegas has gained significant momentum for the prep star.

"They (Georgia) told me that they really liked me and that they would make a decision about a scholarship offer soon," the quarterback said.

But while Georgia is handcuffed with limited scholarships this season due to mismanagement of offers in the past, Auburn is not. And the Tigers are taking full advantage; they have offered Barnes a scholarship.

"I'm really impressed with what they are doing at Auburn. They are going in the right direction right now. I will be at their senior camp this weekend," he said.

Auburn is Barnes' fourth offer, the other three, Michigan, Ole Miss and Mississippi State offered earlier in the year.

"I am playing better since I have been going to the camps," Barnes said. "I see myself improving."

I asked Barnes about not being offered from Georgia yet: Will Georgia's lack of an offer put them behind the other schools that have already offered when and if the Dawgs offer?

"Georgia not offering yet will not sway me away from going to Georgia," he said.

"I got the chance to talk with Coach Richt and walk around with him at the practice fields and in his offices. He said that they enjoyed watching me. I really like Coach Richt. I enjoyed meeting with him. I also enjoyed talking with Coach Bobo," Barnes said.

"I never thought that I would have gotten this much attention. It's flattering," he said. Will Barnes be flattered one more time in the form of an offer from Georgia?

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