January 9, 2007

New perspective

Columbia (S.C.) Richland Northeast four-star athlete and South Carolina commitment Mark Barnes participated in the Max Emfinger Bowl Classic over the weekend and returned from the event with a new perspective.

"I am more thankful for what I have," the 6-foot-2.5, 195-pound Barnes said. "I was around a lot of great players last week that didn't have the kind of offers I did, so that had me thinking about things quite bit. I'm luckier than I realized."

Barnes, who played wide receiver during the week, didn't have the kind of game he would have liked.

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