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Recruiting Recap: Alabama and Texas offer Southlake Carroll DB Robert Barnes

Texas coach Charlie Strong and the Longhorns offered Southlake Carroll defensive back Robert Barnes this week. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Texas coach Charlie Strong and the Longhorns offered Southlake Carroll defensive back Robert Barnes this week. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) AP

There weren’t any major recruiting headlines this week, but there were plenty of visits and offers to recap. So let’s get to it with some quick hits:

▪ Southlake Carroll 2017 DB Robert Barnes picked up three more offers this week, from Texas, Alabama and Baylor. Barnes hasn’t received as much notoriety yet as Browning and Aledo’s Wes Harris, two other juniors-to-be. But Barnes is a four-star, according to the 247 Sports Composite, and ranked 219th overall in his class.

▪ Kennedale 2017 LB Baron Browning visited UCLA and USC earlier in the week, giving him a first look at two west coast schools pursuing him. His brother, Barry, played at Stanford a few years ago, so he’s got somewhat of a California connection. The younger Browning already has 25 offers, according to his 247 Sports profile. Baylor, TCU and Texas are all early contenders to keep Browning in state.

▪ Carroll 2016 ATH Lil’Jordan Humphrey visited Wisconsin on Thursday. Humphrey has been taking his time with a decision, and for good reason: He has 15 offers, including one from the Badgers, Texas, Texas Tech and Ole Miss.

▪ Fort Worth South Hills twins Tracin (QB) and Tylan (WR) Wallace will be at TCU’s "Friday Night Lights" camp tonight. The 2017 prospects have five offers: Oklahoma State, Vanderbilt, SMU, Houston and Tulsa. Another from the Horned Frogs this weekend wouldn’t be surprising. Both players are already four-stars, according to the 247 Sports Composite. Tracin will have the chance to play quarterback in college, but some schools are viewing him as a defensive back.

▪ Euless Trinity 2016 DT Chris Daniels visited Ole Miss and Alabama this week. Daniels said he plans to also visit Baylor, Texas Tech, Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State.

▪ Colleyville Heritage 2016 DB Reid Harrison-Ducros, a Boise State commit, picked up an offer from Army.

▪ Justin Northwest OL Darrell Simpson, an incoming sophomore, picked up an offer from Kansas.

More from Buechele

We did a story earlier in the week on Arlington Lamar’s Shane Buechele and his impressive performance at the Elite 11 national quarterback competition. Scout compiled a highlight video of Buechele at the event.

The Texas commit finished second among the 18 finalists, which also included Mansfield Lake Ridge’s Jett Duffey. Here’s some extra from Buechele on his experience at Nike headquarters in Oregon:

"It was an unbelievable experience. Being around the competition I was, it was awesome and just getting the coaching I got from (camp instructor) Trent Dilfer. They all know about the game of football. They know how to play the game of football well. They teach you the right things and the little things that can change your game."

Buechele said the key takeaways were from footwork drills and reading different coverages. Interestingly enough, Buechele hasn’t done extensive work with a private instructor.

"I've never really worked with somebody," he said. "I've never really worked with a QB coach. I've worked with one guy for one day, (former NFL quarterback) Richard Bartel. He's a great guy and a great coach, but I just think taking a drill from him and getting guys together to work on it has worked best for me." 

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