DE Michael Barnett of Woodland committed to Virginia Tech last November and appeared to be set on the Hokies. Not any longer. Today Barnett revealed he’s backed off that pledge and is on the open market, though he’s still favoring the Hokies. “I told (Virginia Tech recruiter) coach Wiles about it and he was pretty mad about it,” Barnett said. “I really like Virginia Tech but I need to look more into broadcasting (his major) and see what schools offer that. I’ve been thinking about it for a couple of weeks.” Barnett listed his new top five as Virginia Tech, NC State, Clemson, Florida State and Alabama. The Crimson Tide offered him on Wednesday. Barnett will now take another look at Clemson as well. “Clemson really wants me to come down there. I talked to coach Hobby and he told me they are really going to need me because all of their D-linemen are going to the NFL. I’m not a serious about them as I was about Virginia Tech but I am considering them.” Barnett added that he ‘s not heard from USC since last summer. He does not have a timetable for his next decision and no plans for any junior days because of his track schedule. Last season Barnett had 89 tackles with 31 tackles for loss, 7 sacks and 5 forced fumbles.