NC State addressed a huge position of need when they landed LB Thomas Barnes this weekend…
Coach: Barnes Likely to Commit
Dublin (GA) High School captured its first state title in 43 years, largely due to the dominance of star athlete Thomas Barnes. The Fighting Irish, one of the top programs in Class AA football in the state of Georgia, have come up short in recent years but finished 2006 14-0-1 after winning the state title. Barnes, a 5-foot-10, 205-pound dual-way talent, starred on both sides of the ball for Dublin. He finished with 67 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions, and an interception return for a touchdown while playing outside linebacker, and Barnes added 765 yards and seven touchdowns as Dublin's starting fullback. Toss in a 77-yard kickoff return for a score and you have a player that contributed in every possible manner as a senior. For his efforts, Barnes was tabbed all-conference and Conference Player of the Year, and he was...
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