Berkeley Prep has struggled so far this season going 3-4. That record puts them out of contention for a playoff spot, but it is not due to the play of Jim Barrie, OL, 6-5, 305 pounds. Tampa is loaded with talented football teams so the record is actually not that surprising.
The one advantage of being out of the playoff picture for Barrie is having the opportunity to take game day official visits if he so desires. Thus far he has only set two official visits.
"I'm going to Florida State on Dec. 9 and Michigan Nov. 26," Barrie said.
This means Barrie can take three more official visits. The question is who they will be?
"I'm thinking Tennessee, Notre Dame and South Carolina," Barrie said of the schools he is most likely to round out his official visits with. "Louisiana State, Auburn, Duke, South Florida are some of the others (still under consideration)."
Amongst the list of schools Barrie is considering for an official visit, one is making the most concerted effort to bring him to its campus. "I think South Carolina is pressing the most," he said.
Barrie does not have a dead-set decision time frame, but would prefer to have his college decision out of the way no later than the end of December.
"The main thing is to make sure I'm comfortable with the school, the coaches," Barrie said of what he is looking for when he makes his college decision.
Due to Hurricane Wilma Berkeley Prep may have to move up its game from this Friday to today. Needless to say the people along the Gulf Coast have more important things on their minds than football.