Barnett sees future home

Michael Barnett committed to Georgia without ever stepping foot on their campus. He saw his future home Saturday and he couldn't be happier with his decision...

Some wondered why Michael Barnett committed to Georgia without ever stepping foot on their campus, without meeting with Mark Richt one-on-one, and without knowing much about where he will be spending the next four years of his life.

He knew based off conversations with his recruiting coach (Scott Ekeler), doing research on UGA, and seeing it wasn't far from home that it was the right school for him.

After seeing Athens, Ga. for the first time Saturday, what are his thoughts?

"I loved it all," said Barnett. "Everything at Georgia is nice it feels great to be committed to Georgia.

"The fans are crazy, the coaches were already treating me like family, and it was just great. Some fans knew who I was, I felt the love there, and I really loved it there."

By reading those comments, it is easy to see that he has no regrets about flipping his commitment to Georgia from Florida State.

It probably feels a little better with the mother's approval too.

"My mom really loved it there too. I felt comfortable, she felt comfortable, and the coaches were very welcoming to us both. It felt like a second home for me and she feels the same way I do."

There doesn't appear to be another flip even possible for the 6-foot-4, 250 pound senior defensive end out of Dorchester (S.C.) Woodland. His mind, and his heart seem set on the University of Georgia.

"I am done with it (recruiting)," said Barnett. "I flipped to Georgia because I feel it is the best school for me. I have a chance to play early, it is a little closer to home, I feel great about the coaches, and I am very comfortable with the people there."

The four-star plans to be back when the Dawgs play Auburn on November 15 for another unofficial visit, then back later this year for his official visit. He is set to graduate early and enroll at Georgia in January. Barnett has already signed his financial agreement papers with UGA.

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