Four-star stud William Barnes out of Apopka, FL. is one of the most sought after offensive tackles in the class of 2018 and although he’s yet to release a top schools list, Barnes did reveal which two schools he’s currently “most comfortable” with at the moment.
Via Gator Bait:
“I keep in touch with a lot of good coaches but the ones I talk to the most and am most comfortable with is Florida and North Carolina. They show me family environments and I like to feel comfortable where I go to school and both of those schools have showed me that.”
Florida being one of the two makes a lot of sense as the Gators are his hometown school, and have been considered the favorites for Barnes for some time. For reference, Florida is currently being given a 100 percent chance of landing Barnes according to 247sports’ Crystal Ball predictions.
North Carolina, however, would also make a lot of sense with his family ties to the school and how well Larry Fedora and company have turned that program around, especially on the offensive side of the ball.
Either way, it should be interesting to see if Barnes goes with the current favorite, Florida, or another school sneaks in, like the Tar Heels, and nabs the stellar recruit.
Barnes is the No. 5 offensive tackle in the class of 2018, per 247sports.