Grady Two-Star RB De-Commits

Grady High School running back Dexter Barnett has re-opened his recruitment after originally committing to Miami (Ohio) in September. The recruiting process has been overwhelming for Barnett as more and more schools continue to show interest.

Dexter Barnett is still interested in Miami (Ohio) but wants to keep his options open.

"I am no longer committed to Miami (Ohio)," said Barnett. "I'm still interested in them, but I'm getting a lot of interest from some other schools. I just want to see which schools will offer me. I want to take my visits before I make a decision."

Vanderbilt became the first to offer the 5-foot-10, 172 pounder. Since then, Akron, East Carolina, Miami (Ohio), Indiana, Bowling green, Ball State and Central Florida have all offered.

Barnett, a Scout.com two-star prospect with eight offers, has seen his stock skyrocket in the last two months.

"I'm getting the most interest from Memphis and Central Florida right now," said Barnett.

He plans to take his official visits before making a final decision about his future.

"I still want to wait and take all of my visits," he said. "I want to feel comfortable wherever I am at, so I am going to check out all the schools on my list. I know I'm going to visit Central Florida, Memphis, Eastern Carolina and Ball State."

Barnett, who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds, is a quick-footed back that can make tacklers miss. He has very good hands and has been used as a receiver out of the backfield.

"I'm doing pretty good," Barnett said. "I'm working hard everyday. We haven't been running the ball a lot lately, so I've been getting more involved in the passing game. I'm doing real good with it though."


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