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Barnes immediately eligible upon transfer from Bama

OGDEN, Utah -- Alabama quarterback Jimmy Barnes is transferring to Weber State.

"Jimmy was a big-time player on the high-school level," Weber
State coach Ron McBride said Thursday. "All the major schools in
the country were after him. ... I have full confidence he will
learn our system quickly and be ready to compete in fall camp."

Barnes will be immediately eligible and can play three seasons for the Division I-AA program,
McBride said.

The Los Alamitos, Calif., native was a backup at Alabama. In
2004, his senior year of high school, Barnes threw for 2,615 yards
and 37 touchdowns.