June 26, 2006

Barnes staying open

Don't ask Mark Barnes how many scholarship offers he holds. The 6-foot-2, 194-pound wide receiver from Columbia, S.C., can't answer that question.

"I really don't know how many because I don't check up on myself," he said.

Notre Dame is one of the schools hoping to lure the Top 100 prospect to campus.

"Basically I've been getting a lot of stuff in the mail from them and talking to them quite a bit," he said. "My father is a big Notre Dame fan and I am also. I love Charlie Weis as a coach because he basically went from college to the NFL and came back to college just to teach at the collegiate level. I like that about him."

Barnes hasn't named any favorites but hopes to get out this summer to see some of the schools that have offered before cutting his list to a manageable number.

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