DE Tavaris Barnes (6-5 250) of Jacksonville, FL has committed to FSU but still plans on taking all five of his official visits. "I'm going to take them after the season," said Barnes. He plans to visit Clemson, USC, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, and FSU.
As for how strong his commitment is, he said, "I don't even really know right now." Barnes says that the issues surrounding Head Coach Bobby Bowden have not affected his commitment but then said, "It kind of does and kind of doesn't."
He is friends with USC LB Shaq Wilson and Clemson RB Jamie Harper. "They both like it," he said. "Shaq is really playing well this year too."
He has offers from USC, Clemson, UNC, FSU, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Maryland, Rutgers, South Florida, Indiana, and Louisville.