November 29, 2021
"Changing Lives, Improving Communities"

Diamond In The Rough: Key’Savalyn Barnes

Key’Savalyn Barnes is a class of 2021 multi-sport athlete out of Logansport High School in Logansport, Louisiana. He is 6’0″ and 190 pound cornerback. Barnes is a 4 star, rated at an 8.7. He is a very physical, aggressive player who also has an impressive speed. Barnes is explosive on offense and his ability to change directions is exceptional. Covering the ball on defense is also an area Barnes excels in. He breaks on the ball well and can deliver blows on the field. He has a 3.08 gpa.


When do you start playing football? What made you want to play this sport?

I am not sure of the specific age, but I have been playing football since I was little. I always watched people over me play, so that made me want to play as well.

You also play basketball and run track! Talk about your positions and how they help you on the football field.

In basketball, I am the point guard. In track & field I run the relays, along with the 100 and 200. They both give me my wind on the football field as they help me run faster.

What is your favorite thing about your position?

I love that I get to tackle.

What are some goals you have for this season?

The main goal is to get to the State Championship and win it.

What has been the highlight of your football career?

I would say the highlight of my career was when I got a pick 6 when I came back from an injury.

How do you think your coaches and teammates would describe you as a player?

They would describe me as a leader who works hard on the field.

What has football taught you about yourself or life?

It has taught me that I am capable of more than I thought.

What is your favorite thing about playing football in Louisiana?

I just love getting on that field on Friday nights. It’s nothing like that feeling.

What would you tell younger players who hope to play high school football one day?

I would tell them to never give up.

Do you have a favorite NFL or college athlete?

My favorite NFL athlete is Adrian Peterson.

What would you bring to a college team and what are you looking for out of one?

I would bring leadership. I am looking for a program that feels like home and fits me.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I see myself at the NFL draft!

What are three words to describe yourself?

Creative, intelligent, and athletic!

How do you prepare for upcoming games?

I listen to a lot of music before games to really lock in.

Do you have any hobbies outside of sports?

I play the Playstation. My favorite game to play is Madden!

Have you thought of what you would like to study in college?

I have thought about studying Kinesiology.