Lane Kiffin
Football: QB Blake Barnett commits to Alabama

Blake Barnett, the standout quarterback from Corona Santiago who two weeks ago announced he was no longer committed to Notre Dame, said Wednesday he has committed to Alabama and is shutting down the recruiting process. "I'm relieved and excited to be part of Alabama and what they have to offer," he said. Barnett had been committed to Notre Dame since last November, but he said, "As time went on, it confirmed in my mind I made the wrong decision. I realized that when I wanted to take visits to other schools." Oregon was the other school Barnett said he considered, but a visit to Alabama last week with his family left him convinced that Alabama would be the best school in helping develop...