Iowa State Football Recruiting: Texas CB Jalen Barnes Commits


The Cyclones welcomed in their 21st commitment of the 2013 recruiting class on Wednesday with Jalen Barnes, a three-star recruit from Port Arthur, Texas.

After being announced, here’s a tweet from Barnes’ Twitter account:

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Barnes is a 6-foot, 181-pound cornerback who plays at Memorial High School at Port Arthur. In his junior season, he had 46 tackles, one sack, four interceptions, and forced two fumbles.

Here are some of the highlights from his junior season:

Currently this season, Memorial is 8-1 on the season with some dominating performances on both sides of the ball. On Barnes’ hundl profile, check out some recent highlights including a 41-7 blowout against Houston Bellaire.

Nov 3, 2012; Ames, IA, USA: Iowa State Cyclones fans cheer on their team during the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma Sooners at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Ryerson-US PRESSWIRE

Other offers that Barnes received were from Oklahoma State, Kansas, Mississippi State, North Texas, Tulsa, Utah, UTEP, and Washington State. Some other interests included schools from Texas like Baylor and TCU.

Barnes joins other cornerback commitments DA Williams from St. Augustine, Florida and Nigel Tribune from Jacksonville, Florida. In comparison, he’s a higher-rated cornerback according to 247sports. On the same scouting resource, Barnes checks in at 61st in the cornerback position and the 115th-best athlete in the state of Texas.

Other recruiting services don’t have him ranked as high. ESPN doesn’t have any information on him while Rivals only gives him an overall two-star rating.

Barnes comes in as one of the best recruits in the 2013 class, ranking among Emmanuel Bibbs and Aaron Wimberly.

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