Two-star Alabama tight end Noah Barnes has flipped his college commitment from Memphis to Maryland. Ahmed Ghafir of Inside Maryland Sports was first with the news on Sunday, which Barnes also announced on Twitter.
After a lot of consideration, I am flipping my commitment to Maryland #Terps pic.twitter.com/x7pH3Lh008— Noah A.J. Barnes (@NoahBarnes_116) January 24, 2016
Barnes is the No. 97 tight end in the class of 2016 and the No. 82 player in Alabama. He's the third player to commit to Maryland while on an official visit this weekend. Three-star defensive backs Elisha and Elijah Daniels pledged to the Terpson Saturday.
Barnes also holds offers from Memphis, Arkansas State and Troy. He committed to Memphis in July, but the Tigers lost head coach Justin Fuente to Virginia Tech in November.
Maryland offensive coordinator Walt Bell developed a relationship with Barnes during his time at Arkansas State, according to Ghafir. Barnes is Maryland's first tight end commit in the class of 2016.
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