"I've asked a couple players like Marvin Booker about how they like Coach Flood," Barnwell said. "I kind of know him and my coach (Dan Higgins) is friends with him. They said they like the new coaching staff. They liked the previous coaches like Coach (Greg) Schiano and the ones that left, but they said they think Flood's a great coach. I like him as well. I would want to play for him if I go to Rutgers."
Barnwell has met with the new staff multiple times at basketball games and will do so again tomorrow when he visits for a spring practice.
"I'm looking forward to seeing my old teammates play when I visit," Barnwell said. "I grew up watching Marvin Booker and I played with Jawaun Wynn a lot. They've always pointed me in the right direction and teach me the right way to do things. They help me learn, so maybe I won't mistakes that they made."
"It's been a really exciting trip for me and my family, just to know that my hard work is getting rewarded and paying off," Barnwell said. "It's exiting, but I have to keep working hard moving forward to make these schools keep their interest in me. It's great to know that they think I'm one of the top athletes."
He plans to return to Rutgers for the spring game April 28.