Baylor football loves to recruit wide receivers with speed, but Kalon Barnes is something else. Barnes signed with Baylor in December, and on Saturday he ran a 100-meter dash that was faster than any high schooler in national history.
Silsbee’s Kalon Barnes sets a National Record with a time of 10.04 in the Boys 100M Dash in 4A! pic.twitter.com/pj4j9FpoOh
— 806hssc/TXhssc (@806hssc) May 12, 2018
Barnes ran the 100 meters in 10.04 seconds to win the Texas Class 4A state championship on Saturday, breaking the national all-conditions record set by Anthony Schwartz earlier this month by 0.03 seconds. The wind on Saturday was too high for Barnes’ mark to count as the official national record.
Barnes also won the 200-meter championship at the same meet.
Barnes was recruited by a number of Big 12 schools but elected to sign with Baylor. A 3-star prospect according to 247Sports composite, Barnes is ranked as the No. 391 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 66 wide receiver. Barnes had 682 receiving yards with 9 touchdowns last season for Silsbee High, while also contributing 4 kickoff return touchdowns and 4 interceptions.