April 24, 2006

Georgia's Barden grabs Vanderbilt offer

Lincoln County High tight end/wide receiver Brandon Barden from Lincolnton, Ga., has taken a very good share of unofficial visits this spring.

The 6-foot-6, 225-pounder with 4.6 speed has visited schools such as Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, and several others in hopess of landing his first offer.

Then during his high school's spring break, Barden took a trip to one school and landed his first offer.

"I've got a offer from Vanderbilt," Barden said. "I went there during my spring break for an unofficial and to watch the team practice and look at the school. While I was there, the head coach, Coach Johnson offered me a scholarship. They offered me as a tight end."

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