DeaconSports was on-site and caught up with Barksdale following the game for a brief chat:
DeaconSports: C.J., how big was this win for your team?
C.J. Barksdale: It was a real big win for us. Both teams were undefeated and they are one of the top teams in North Carolina and we are one of the top teams in Virginia. It was a test to see who was the best between the two states.
DeaconSports: What did you think about the atmosphere here tonight?
C.J. Barksdale: It was a packed house. Actually most of our home games are like this. It's nice to have fans like this come out and support us.
DeaconSports: When you play against a team like Dudley and a high rated prospect like P.J. Hariston, does that give you any extra motivation?
C.J. Barksdale: We just go out there and play our game. We don't really pay attention to individual things.
DeaconSports: Has anything changed in your recruitment?
C.J. Barksdale: It's still the same. I' m just focusing on my high school season and I'll worry about recruiting when the time comes.
DeaconSports: Are you still hearing from Wake?
C.J. Barksdale: Yes sir. I visited there before school started.