Not surprisingly, a former highly-touted recruit is garnering a significant amount of interest in his second go-’round on the recruiting trail.
Blake Barnett‘s high school football coach told 247Sports.com that Cal, Oregon, UCLA and Washington have already spoken to him about his former player. Additionally, Florida, Miami and Michigan State have expressed interest.
An unnamed source also told the recruiting website that Texas A&M has spoken directly to the quarterback about moving on continuing his collegiate playing career with the Aggies.
Late last month, reports began to surface that Barnett had decided to leave Alabama. A short time later, and after Nick Saban expressed hope Barnett would stay, the program confirmed that Barnett had officially withdrawn from school.
Barnett, who started the opener against USC but held on to the job for just two series, was a five-star 2015 recruit who 247Sports.com rated as the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the country. The California high school product originally committed to Notre Dame in November of 2013 before decommitting from the Irish in June of the following year.
Reportedly, Barnett is enrolled at a junior college with the hope that, utilizing a loophole, he can play at the FBS level in 2017 after sitting out the first four games next season.