Georgia has just landed their fourth commitment for the class of 2004 at the
position of quarterback. It may come as a shock to find out which signal caller
pulled the trigger and extended his commitment to the Bulldog family.
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committed to Georgia last night," said Baldwyn, Mississippi’s Blake
Barnes. "I've been over there a couple of times for camps and
stuff and loved it, but wanted to go back on an unofficial and see everything
one more time. I felt a couple of weeks ago that it might be the place for me,
but I wasn't completely sure, but I am now."
The 6-foot-3, 218 pounds connected on 103 of 202 passes for 2,438 yards, 37
touchdowns and only nine interceptions. Barnes runs a 4.7 40-yard dash. As a sophomore,
Barnes passed for 2,138 yards, 25 touchdowns and six picks.
"I called Coach Bobo and then I called Coach Richt and told him. They
told me how excited they were to have me and that I was just the quarterback they
were looking for."
Barnes chose the Bulldogs over Michigan, Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss and Mississippi
"My parents and I were discussing it on the way home last night and we
all just it agreed it was the place I needed to be. I prayed about it and everything
and that was where God was leading me. Coach Richt and the whole staff run such
a good, clean program and they are such Godly people and Georgia is where I need
What lead to the commitment?
"I talked with Coach Richt and Coach Bobo a lot yesterday about the things
they were interested in doing and it just felt right. I’ve visited a lot
of places over the summer and everything, but no place I went felt like Georgia
did. I made the right decision and I’m looking forward to being a Bulldog."
Barnes is also solid in the weight room where he bench press 260-pounds and
squats 415-pounds, and sports a 4.7 40-yard dash.
With 3.8 GPA and 21 ACT, Barnes projects as a full qualifier. He plans to major
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