Recruiting Analysis: Silsbee WR Kalon Barnes

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With hopes in Aggieland high that a departing star receiving core can be replaced, Aggie faithful can take solace in the fact that Silsbee wide receiver Kalon Barnes has been offered by Texas A&M. While all signs lead to this being the future destination for the Silsbee star, Barnes has much to think about over the coming months, with 11 more offers on the table from some of the country’s finest.

Of those programs, the one’s that stand out are the likes of Matt Ruhle’s Baylor, Kliff Kingsbury’s Texas Tech, Major Applewhite’s Houston, and a host of other top D1 programs. A recent inquiry at Texas is on the table as well, with an offer sure to come in the near future. It’s a good position to be in if you are the Barnes. That said, with the way things are shaking up in the recruiting world, these may not be the only offers the three-star recruit will have to consider.

With his stock rising after a season that saw him catch 34 passes for 683 yards and eight touchdowns, there is much more to this rising senior than on paper. Work ethic, solid fundamentals, and a 5-11 frame, it’ s no surprise Kevin Sumlin has recognized the potential this underrated prospect has for the next level. If he ends up heading to College Station, he could be replacing one of the FBS’s top receivers in Christian Kirk, whom he shares similar attributes to as well.

It’s an ideal fit for both sides of the equation, but a big question mark surrounding the decision could be the decision of who is behind center for the Aggies come the start of next season. Luckily, they have a host of viable options and a whole year’s time to come up with that solution.

Whatever the case may be, the nation should take note of Kalon Barnes – speed, hands, and the desire to be the best. This may be the recipe for one of these teams to turn a sleeper into a star.

 

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