May 18, 2006

Barnes loved USC visit

Charlotte, N.C., Independence wide receiver Jason Barnes was one of the top wide receivers at the Athens NIKE Camp back in April.


Barnes measured 6-foot-3.5, 197 pounds and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds. He also showed off a 30.5-inch vertical leap, ran the short shuttle in 4.37 seconds and performed very well in the receiver drills.


He took his first unofficial visit yesterday when he made the short trip to Columbia, S.C., to see what the South Carolina Gamecocks have to offer.


"Coach (Fred) Chatham, their tight ends coach, is my recruiter from South Carolina," Barnes said. "He showed us around down there. It was a good visit for sure."


A trip to South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier's office was one of the highlights for Barnes.

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