Former Virginia Tech commit Marcellus Barnes is headed to Syracuse

Former Virginia Tech football commit Marcellus Barnes announced he's attending Syracuse after de-committing from the Hokies in November.
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In November, Marcellus Barnes de-committed from Virginia Tech and reopened his recruitment. It really was not a surprise as he had been in contact with other programs following giving Hokies head coach Brent Pry his decision.

“This has been on my mind lately, and after talking to my family about it, opening things back up is what we feel is best for me,” Barnes said in November. “I have not been able to get back to Blacksburg and I have been taking other visits, so I wanted to re-think things and make sure of my decision in December.”

After opening his recruitment back up, on Saturday, Barnes announced his new commitment and it's one where the Hokies will see him next season in ACC play.

Marcellus Barnes picks Syracuse

During the All-American Bowl Saturday, Barnes on TV annunced that he will attend Syracuse next season over attending Georgia and Mississippi.

It's not a surprise that Barnes is choosing the Orange as during his recruitment, new Syracuse coach Fran Brown recruited him while he was an assistant coach at Georgia, forming a connection with the talented player. Barnes will see Virginia Tech in 2024 when the Hokies travel to Western New York to play the Orange. He is the latest of talented players that have committed to Syracuse making them a real threat in the ACC next season and the seasons to come. The Orange have also been hitting it big in the transfer portal, including adding former Ohio State quarterback Kyle McCord.