May 15, 2007

Huge OT impressed with Auburn assistant

A lot of coaches have stopped by to see Enterprise (Ala.) High offensive tackle T.J. Barnes this spring but none have left a bigger impression than Auburn assistant James Willis.

"I talk to coach Willis a lot," said Barnes. "He sends me text messages and stuff.

"He came down and watched me practice. He's a good coach. I ask him questions about Auburn and he always gives me good answers."

Barnes' relationship with Willis has Auburn atop his early lists of favorites.

"Right now, my favorites are Auburn, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Florida and Louisville. I like Memphis too," said Barnes.

Barnes took an unofficial visit to Alabama this spring.

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