The University of Virginia football program last scored a commitment on June 29, when 5-star defensive tackle Andrew Brown announced for the Hoos. Coach Mike London and company are hoping to get back on the board today, when Upland (CA) star rising senior Jeffery Farrar announces his college choice.
Arizona State, Cal, and Virginia are the three finalists for Farrar, a 6’1″, 195-pound prospect recruited by Virginia as an athlete.
Through Twitter, Farrar revealed last night that he had narrowed his list to the three aforementioned schools. Arizona and Miami have been eliminated after making the final five. Farrar will announce his college choice roughly 5:00 p.m. EST.
Farrar has unofficially visited all three finalists, with Virginia receiving the last visit. He trekked to Charlottesville the last weekend in July.
“When you leave the state, you really don’t know what you are getting into. Virginia was like a welcome home to me. They took me in their arms and showed me a lot,” Farrar said in an interview with TheSabre shortly after his UVa experience.
ESPN.com rates Farrar as a 4-star prospect while Rivals, 247Sports, and Scout all have him on the 3-star level. Recruited by Virginia as an athlete, Farrar met with safeties coach Anthony Poindexter and wide receivers coach Marques Hagans while in Charlottesville.
“[The Virginia coaches] say they want me wherever their needs may be,” Farrar said. “They keep saying they could use me on offense or defense. They would keep it open for me. They could also use me in the return game.”
Stay tuned to TheSabre to find out Farrar’s college choice. We’ll also have analysis and follow-up should he choose the Cavaliers.
I maintain that this decision will come down to Cal and Virginia. UVa lost two top targets last week in WR Cam Phillips and CB Greg Stroman , so landing a versatile, athletic player like Farrar would certainly help soften those blows. As mentioned, Farrar is a player who could play receiver, defensive back (possibly corner or safety), and possibly help in the return game.