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Barnes about to be a busy man

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Hartsfield-Jackson International is the busiest airport in the world and three-star forward Chris Barnes feels like he helps keep it that way.
The 6-foot-8, 210-pound prospect from Riverdale (Ga.) High School is preparing for a number of official visits over the next month and he'll play host to 10 schools for in-home or in-school visits.
"It's going to get real crazy," Barnes said. "It's all going to be back-to-back-to-back. That's alright. I like to fly."
Barnes, the No. 140 ranked player in the class of 2007, has three official visit dates set in stone. He will start at Wichita State (9/16) and follow it up with a visit to Cincinnati (9/23) and Florida (10/7). Barnes said he is positive about trips to Kentucky and Oklahoma but is still in the process of locking down a date.
Cincinnati has an in-home visit scheduled for the 9th, Kentucky and Wichita State are coming on the 10th, Tennessee and Florida on the 11th, Clemson and Central Florida are making it in on the 12th, NC State and Georgia on the 13th and Oklahoma closes out the in-home/in-school visits on the 14th.
"It's going to be a good experience," Barnes said of the flurry of visits. "I don't know what to expect but I'm looking forward to having them be here.
"I'll be asking them about their graduation rates and what kind of business school they have. Because if I can't make it to the NBA or play overseas, I want to be successful in some kind of business."
Barnes became a big target at the power forward position after shining at the Nike All-America camp and rebounding very well at the Peach Jam.
"After July, things really picked up. I know I could have done better though. But I thought I picked it up and played hard," Barnes said.
Barnes said he'd like to take all five visits before making a decision and ultimately signing in November but he isn't closing the door on that.
"I might take all five but if I see something that I like, I'm going to end it," he said.
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