The offers keep rolling in for one of the top prospects in the class of 2010 Harrison Barnes. Last week Indiana offered the 6-foot-6, 190-pound wing prospect from Ames (Iowa) Senior High School, and now he has an ACC offer.
Maryland is the latest school to offer Barnes.
"TCU offered last Thursday," said Barnes. "Then I talked to Coach Crean later that night and he offered. Then I talked with Maryland's head coach over the weekend and he offered."
Already with offers from Iowa and Iowa State, Barnes has a number of schools who will track him over the month of July. Barnes rattled off Texas, Kentucky, Florida, DePaul, Illinois, Tennessee and Oklahoma as schools in this category.
Planning to take his official visits, Harrison is maintaining an open mind towards his recruitment despite a large amount of pressure for him to stay in-state.
"I'm just taking it all in," he said. "I'm not counting anybody out. Everyone is in the running.
"There are a lot of people who want me to stay in Iowa, but I really don't consider it pressure."
Both on the court and off the court factors will play a pivotal role in Barnes eventual decision.
"Academics are huge," he said. "I'm looking for a strong business program. I also want to play in a system that fits me. I like to play fast but also want to play for a team with a good half court game and not just a run and gun type system. And playing for a national championship contender would be nice."