"I got offered by Mississippi State," said Barnes with a chuckle. "I am excited.
"This is my first offer and I am really excited about it.
"This has sort of opened my eyes."
Barnes recently took a pair of unofficial visits to Starkville to see the Bulldogs in action.
"I went to see them play Alabama and I went to the Egg Bowl," said Barnes. "The atmosphere up there was great and they did what they needed to do to win the Egg Bowl.
"I was impressed with how hard they played and how they were able to get the win."
Several other schools are in fact finding mode when it comes to the talented Barnes, but more offers are expected.
"I hope I get some more offers," said Barnes. "All of this is real exciting for me.
"I have been working hard and it's good to see that hard work pay off."