"I've been talking to Washington for a while and I'll be visiting up there when they have their Junior Day, April 18th," Barns told Dawgman.com. "They were always there from the beginning and they offered me on Signing Day (February 4th) and I've formed a really good relationship with them.
"It'll actually be a good chance for me to get to know the coaches better and see the school and program for myself since I've never been up there before."
The two coaches recruiting Barnes for Washington are running backs coach Keith Bhonapha, his area recruiter, and linebackers coach Bob Gregory, who would be his position coach should he wind up committing to the Huskies.
"I've talked to both of them for a while and I think we have a pretty good relationship," Barnes said. "I have also talked with coach (Chris) Petersen on the phone, actually when they offered me I talked to him, so I'm really looking forward to meeting them in person."
In addition to his visit to Washington, Barnes said he plans to visit Boise State on April 4th and then hopes to see Oregon during the month as well.
As far as offers are concerned, Barnes has 15 including offers from Boise State, California, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, LSU, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon State, USC and Utah as well as Washington.
"I'm going to go up to UCLA on (March) 14th and I think they are really close to giving me an offer," Barnes said. "I've been talking with coach (Scott) White, their new linebackers coach, and he said he likes the way I play and he invited me up for my own sorta personal Junior Day where I can see the facilities and meet with the staff."
Barnes admits he's nowhere near close to making his decision, but he did lay out some criteria for what he's looking for in the school he ultimately chooses.
"One of the things, probably the top thing, is how the school is going to help me develop, both on and off the field," Barnes said. "A place that can help me get through college and get my degree. It's a whole world of things I want to focus on during the process -- coaches, my relationships with them and the players, my major -- all of the stuff you should be considering before you make such a big decision."
We will have more on Barnes in the coming weeks as well as after he takes his visit to Montlake next month.