DE Tavaris Barnes (6-5 250) of Jacksonville, FL committed to FSU back in June but says he still plans on taking all five official visits. Barnes wants to visit USC, Clemson, FSU, Georgia Tech, and North Carolina.
He originally favored UNC but committed on a visit to Tallahassee. "It just felt right," he said. "I was going to go to North Carolina on a visit but ended up at FSU. It was where I felt comfortable."
Barnes says he wants to visit both USC and Clemson because both schools have recruited him hard. "They've both been on me since I was in 10th grade," said Barnes. "South Carolina always has a good defense and, my boy, Shaq Wilson plays there. At Clemson, I like their defensive lines coach. They do a good job of producing first round draft picks on the line."
Barnes says he has not scheduled any of the visits but will definitely take them. "I want to make sure I've made the right decision," he said. He says he is strong in his commitment to FSU.