Julian Barnett is one of the top cornerbacks in the country for the 2019 class and already has committed to Michigan State.
He picked the Spartans on Dec. 22 over a long list of national powers, including Alabama and Georgia, who played in the national title game earlier this month.
Well, Michigan assistant coach Pep Hamilton made the trip to Belleville High on Friday to give Barnett an offer and head coach Jim Harbaugh texted him the next day to show his interest in him.
Barnett isn’t about to change his mind, though, and is locked in at Michigan State, where he has tremendous respect for longtime Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio and his staff.
“(Michigan's staff) is trying to come up here and build a relationship with me and (offensive tackle Devontae) Dobbs and some other guys," said Barnett, who has two dozen offers.
“Coach Dantonio has been around because of (senior cornerback) Davion (Williams), Dobbs, me, (freshman offensive lineman) Damon Payne and (sophomore cornerback) Andre Seldon, but other than that I just like the program. I feel like that’s my home, like I can go there and play, get a good education and I’ll be led to the right path. I’ve been going there a lot since my freshman year.”