School: Fort Wayne, Ind., Homestead High School Position: Linebacker Ht./Wt.: 6-0/225 Chose OSU over: Purdue, Auburn
Where he fits on the depth chart: Linebacker is senior-heavy in 2009, so Barnes is likely to redshirt. Long-term impact: The Cowboys lose their top four linebackers after 2009, opening up all three starting spots. Barnes’ speed will make him a candidate.