Tyler Barnes didn't waste any time.
Shortly after picking up an offer to the Golden Eagle program, D'Iberville DB Tyler Barnes (5'10, 180) made his intentions known to the Southern Miss staff after a big time performance at their Elite camp last weekend.
For Barnes, the offer itself was a dream come true.
"As soon as I stepped on campus, I knew I was at home," he told GoldenEaglePride.com. "I really loved the coaches and I feel like they have great players there as well."
After getting the offer, there was no question in his mind about his decision.
"I'm committing," he said plainly. Hours after telling us that, he kept his word by making it official with Southern Miss.
"I had a deep conversation with my family and we just came to agreement that I should go ahead and commit," he said.
He made no bones about it, Southern Miss was where he wanted to go.
"I've been hoping Southern Miss would offer because that is where I've always wanted to go," he said. "When they offered, it was over for me. I was ready to commit right there."
Barnes makes another in-state commitment for Southern Miss, who are beginning to see the benefits of the connections of Coach Hopson and his staff.