Matthew Barnes pulls the trigger

Senior athlete Matthew Barnes (Groesbeck, Texas) ended the recruiting process Thursday.

According to multiple sources, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound prospect committed to sign with Louisiana-Lafayette. The Ragin' Cajuns topped offers from Air Force and New Mexico for his pledge. Baylor and TCU also recruited Barnes.

Including mid-year signees, the Cajuns have 17 players in their 2013 class.