Two-year captain and versatile starter... As senior, moved to QB as new coaching staff arrived at Berkeley Prep... Rushed for over 1,000 yards as QB, helping Bucs to 5-5 overall record... Named All-Hillsborough County... Also saw time in 2007 as OLB and free safety, a position he played in the postseason Hillsborough County All-Star Game... Started at WR as junior at Berkeley Prep... Enrolled at school in 2007 after family relocated from Germany... Averages 12.7 ppg as forward on hoops squad... Helped basketball team to district title as junior... Also lettered as sprinter/high jumper in track & field last year... As 10th grader, earned All-European honors as WR for Alexander Patch American HS, a school made up of students from U.S. Armed Forces... Also played goalie in soccer as sophomore.
Archibald Cornelius Barnes... Son of Russell and Marie Barnes... Born May, 19, 1990 in upstate New York... Dad serves as colonel in the U.S. Air Force; mom teaches in Tampa public school system... Has three brothers: Russell recently graduated from Princeton, Tim is a junior at Virginia Tech and Reggie is an eighth grader at Berkeley Prep and member of the school's varsity basketball squad... Dad also played basketball at Manhattan (N.Y.) College.
BERKELEY PREP HEAD COACH DOMINICK CIAO
"I only had one year with Archie, but was he ever an impressive young man. He gives Vanderbilt both a tremendous athlete and an outstanding student. He's as quality a young person are you are going to come across."
"Archie is an intriquing football player. He's an athletic 6'4" guy, with the abilities to play any number of positions. I ended up playing him at quarterback and in just one year, he became a tremendous leader for us.
"The Vanderbilt coaches probably see Archie like I did, as an athletic guy that can do a number of things on the football field. I give them credit because Archie wasn't a guy on anybody's recruiting radar. But they found a gem in this young man."