BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – After spending quality time in Tuscaloosa, 4-star quarterback Blake Barnett could be close to a commitment to one of his top two schools.
Barnett, who stars at Santiago High School in Corona, Calif., visited Alabama late last week and is scheduled to make a trip to Oregon with his family later this week, per Santiago head coach Jeff Steinberg.
Steinberg said that Barnett and his family are electing not to do interviews until after he commits to a school, which could happen any time after his visit to Oregon.
“He had a really good visit and a great visit with the staff,” Steinberg said. “Coach (Nick) Saban has a great plan and his process in terms of how he develops the overall athlete and young man for later on in life is outstanding.
“His plan is going out to Oregon with his parents for a visit towards the weekend and then they’ll make a decision as a family.”
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Barnett is rated as the No. 65 player nationally on the 247Sports composite rankings. He decommitted from Notre Dame earlier this month. Steinberg said he believes the quarterback is down to Alabama and Oregon.
Alabama’s top two targets at the position appear to be Barnett and Anaheim, Calif., 4-star quarterback Travis Waller, who was also in for a visit last week.
“I think he was thoroughly impressed with facilities and program and coaching staff and Coach Saban as a mentor,” Steinberg said.
All 35 predictions on the 247Sports Crystal Ball predict Barnett to Oregon.