Three-star offensive tackle Chris Barnes of Leesburg, Georgia (Lee County) has committed to Georgia for the class of 2016.
Barnes told Chad Simmons of Scout.com how he committed:
“After the spring game ended, I talked to Coach [Mark] Richt and Coach [Rob] Sale. I committed to Coach Richt first, then Coach Sale. When I was talking to Coach Richt, we talked for a little while first, then I answered a question he asked me a while back and I told him I wanted to be a Dawg.”
Barnes (6-5, 270) committed to the Bulldogs over offers from Alabama, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Mississippi State, ODU, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Syracuse, and West Virginia.
In the 247Sports Composite rankings, Chris Barnes is listed as a 3-star recruit, the No. 56 offensive tackle, and the No. 633 overall recruit.
Barnes is also listed as a 3-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com.
Georgia now has 10 commitments for the class of 2016 and their class is currently ranked 4th by 247Sports.
Barnes’ pledge adds to an already impressive offensive line class for UGA. Georgia also has commitments from 5-star OT Ben Cleveland, 4-star OT E.J. Price, and 3-star OG Aaron Dowdell.