Barnes Steals Spotlight at Wide Receiver

When a star recruit is moved to a new position two weeks before the first game, it's easy to question his performance. When Mark Barnes was suddenly shifted to wide receiver on Friday, many asked themselves what the problem was. As it turns out, there never was a problem. According to Coach Steve Spurrier, "Barnes catches everything near him."
August 19, 2007

2007 Signee Receives Good News

Highly touted 2007 signee Mark Barnes was one of the jewels of South Carolina's consensus top ten recruiting class in February, and the Richland Northeast standout recently received some good news on the academic front. Read inside for full story.
April 22, 2007

Barnes Says He'll Make The Grade

Richland Northeast (Columbia, SC) 4-star safety Mark Barnes is one of the jewels of South Carolina's 2007 recruiting class, and the highly touted Palmetto State prospect is set to make his college choice official on Wednesday when he signs his letter of intent with the Gamecocks.
February 7, 2007

ScoutTV: Mark Barnes Shrine Bowl Video

Mark Barnes continues to progress into becoming one of the top safeties in the country as his talent starts to match his potential. Here are some of his highlights from Saturday's Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas presented by ScoutTV.
December 18, 2006

Video: Barnes Excited To Be a Gamecock

5-star safety Mark Barnes announced his commitment to the home state South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday afternoon. Click inside for this exciting video piece, which shows Barnes announcing his decision to attend South Carolina, as well as an exclusive interview with following his press conference.
December 16, 2006

Mark Barnes: Chooses South Carolina

Mark Barnes of Richland Northeast High School praised Louisville highly during his announcement but the chance to play for an SEC championship in front of his family and friends was too much to pass up. was there as Barnes made his decision.
December 16, 2006

Home In Carolina: Barnes Is a Gamecock

Richland Northeast (Columbia, SC) 5-star safety Mark Barnes announced his college choice on Saturday afternoon after taking part in the 70th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. Barnes, who had narrowed his choices down to South Carolina and Louisville, committed to Head Coach Steve Spurrier and the home state Gamecocks.
December 16, 2006

Mark Barnes: Shrine Bowl Photo Gallery Day 1

Mark Barnes lead an amped up South Carolina defense during the morning practice session for the Shrine Bowl. was there and inside we have a great photo gallery of the nation's #2 rated safety prospect.
December 11, 2006