Eugene Hankerson: How is your season going at Philadelphia Northeast?
Deion Barnes: "It okay. Were 2-2 so far in league play."
Eugene Hankerson: What about yourself, any stats to report?
Deion Barnes: "Yeah, I got between 30-40 tackles. I have 8 tackles for loss and 5 sacks."
Eugene Hankerson: I heard you made it up to Penn State for a visit last weekend. How did that go?
Deion Barnes: "It was cool. It was an amazing experience to see my first college game. I've never seen anything like that before."
Eugene Hankerson: Do you have any more visits planned?
Deion Barnes: "Nah, this was really a last minute thing because I knew somebody that was going up there (Penn State)."
Eugene Hankerson: You recently narrowed down your list; can you give me your top five as well as your thoughts on each school?
Deion Barnes: "My top five schools are Penn State, Pitt, Georgia, South Carolina, and Michigan. Those five will get official visits."
Penn State - Coach Larry Johnson has a impressive track record in developing defensive ends.
Pittsburgh - They always have pass rushers that are no name guys. I don't mean that in a bad way. If they can develop those players, just think of what they could do with me.
Georgia - They do things a little differently with there with the 3-4 scheme.
South Carolina – They always have a good defense.
Michigan – They are running a new defense, I know I could play there.
Eugene Hankerson: How are things between you and Michigan?
Deion Barnes: "Everything is good. I have a good relationship with Coach Braithwaite. He calls and checks on me, ask about how my games and season are going."
Eugene Hankerson: Have you had a chance to watch any Michigan games this season?
Deion Barnes: "I catch all the highlights so I know they're doing good this year. A lot of kids come to school telling me about Michigan. They talk about what Shoelace (Denard Robinson) did and how Stokes is doing since he's from here."
Eugene Hankerson: When you take your official visit to Michigan, is there anything you'll be looking to see that you didn't experience on your previous trip?
Deion Barnes: "Nah, I just want to experience the fanfare and have fun."
Eugene Hankerson: Do you know when you'll announce your decision? Will you announce during the Chesapeake Bowl?
Deion Barnes: "After my season is over, I'll take my five visits. I'll announce my decision in January."
Eugene Hankerson: What are the factors that will go into your decision?
Deion Barnes: "I just want to find a place a like. I just want to be comfortable. Playing time is another factor."
Deion Barnes has an 1100 SAT and 2.7 gpa.
Wolverines will get visit from Barnes
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