This past Wednesday he did just that.
"Coach Paul Petrino came down on Wednesday and asked me what I was thinking of doing and I told him that I wanted to commit to Louisville," explained Barnidge.
One factor that played a role in his decision is that he has family in Kentucky.
"My mom's side has family in Glasgow and Danville," Barnidge said.
However, like many commitments to this 2004 class, Barnidge was also attracted to the current status and potential of the Louisville football program.
"It's already a great program, but it's also a program on the rise," explained the 6'6, 215-pound tight end. "They have signed a great quarterback and a receiver and have a great recruiting class, so I wanted to be apart of that."
"They said that they'd like to redshirt me, but they may not be able to," Barnidge continued. "I'd like to play early as long as I can add some weight before getting there."