Barry Eyeing Officials After Decommitment

Three-star linebacker Mohamed Barry gives the latest as he looks at his options and starts to schedule a couple of official visits after decommitting from Wisconsin.

Three-star Loganville (Ga.) Grayson linebacker Mohamed Barry committed to Wisconsin over the summer and seemed quite content with his decision. In recent days, however, there were some rumblings he may be looking around. Wednesday night, Barry told that he decommitted from the Badgers.

A couple of schools had been in touch with Barry recently, including Syracuse who had been one of his finalists before he pulled the trigger in June.

”It was coach Bullough and coach Cole Dial,” Barry said. “He reached out to me and said they’re still interested and they want me and all that. They heard that I was looking at other places and they want me to go on an official visit and stuff like that. That’s all. They were just letting me know that they want me and that I still have a scholarship there.

”It means a lot. I’m happy I still have a scholarship over there. It was real interesting having them hit me up. They said they hadn’t been hitting me up because they were respecting my commitment. To see them reach out to me, I mean I still have a lot of interest in them.”

Barry says he is going to give Syracuse another look. He wants to take an official visit to check out the Carrier Dome game day atmosphere. There are only two chances left for that, this weekend and the following. However, he is taking an official visit to Kansas State this weekend, leaving the weekend of November 8th as the last opportunity to see the Orange in action.

The three-star linebacker is going to try to make that happen, but said if he can’t work that out, he will look to visit at another time. That could even be the following weekend when Syracuse is on a bye.

This weekend, he is checking out the Wildcats to see if they could be a good fit. They are a school that has really ramped up their interest in recent weeks.

”Kansas State, I’m taking an official on November 1st, this Saturday,” Barry said. “Shoot, they’ve just been on it. We’ve been talking about recruiting and them showing interest. I’ve been talking with the coaches over there and the opportunity to play in the Big-12. They play against some big competition and all that.

”Of course you have some guys (Duke Shelley) I know committed to that team, but my interest is not effected by them in any way.”

This past weekend, Barry was supposed to take his official visit to Wisconsin. However, he says the trip was cancelled but not by his decision. The reasons, he says, are between him and the coaching staff. A few days later, he announced his decision to decommit.

At a minimum, he is looking at Syracuse and Kansas State to see what they have to offer.

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