"The situation just felt right," said Barnes. "I was ready to commit to NC State, and it takes a lot of pressure off of me."
Playing tailback and wide receiver, the 6-0, 180-pound Barnes racked up more than 800 all-purpose yards and a dozen touchdowns on offense as a junior at Bunn High School. He added 77 tackles and five interceptions as a defensive back, while also adding two scores as a kick returner.
Barnes collected more than 30 scholarship offers, eventually narrowing his list to State, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Michigan and Virginia Tech.
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