November 28, 2006

Barnes eyes the finish line

Columbia (S.C.) Richland Northeast athlete Mark Barnes has been saying for the past month that a decision was nearing. Now, with his final official visit of the process ready to be taken to South Carolina this weekend, the 6-2, 195-pound Barnes is starting to formulate timetables for when he will announce that decision. Could it be as soon as this weekend?

For now, South Carolina and Louisville remain the only two teams in the race for Barnes' pledge. He took an official visit to Louisville the weekend of Sept. 16. They have not set up an in home visit with him yet, but he did receive one from South Carolina assistant coach David Reaves on Monday.

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