2011 CB Discusses Virginia Tech Offer

2011 CB Discusses Virginia Tech Offer

A member of the Virginia Tech coaching staff spoke to a cornerback in the 2011 class and alerted him that he was getting offered by the Hokies. He already holds more than a dozen offers, including many from BCS schools. He spoke with VTInsider.com about the offer, and where he holds the Hokies in his recruitment.

In the age of a plethora of camps and recruiting websites, Minnetonka (Minn.) High cornerback James Farrow earned a scholarship offer from Virginia Tech the old-fashioned way.

He wasn't hearing from the Hokies until he sent his highlight video to the coaching staff two months ago, and Friday it culminated with a scholarship offer.

The 6-foot, 170-pound Farrow received the news during a phone conversation.

"I talked to them (Friday) and they said they all watched my film and that I had a scholarship offer there," Farrow said. "I'm assuming it will be sent out pretty quickly."

Farrow holds more than a dozen offers, but his focus is on five schools, including Virginia Tech. However, Farrow is yet to visit the Blacksburg, Va., campus in person, although he did take a virtual tour.

"I know a lot about their football program, they're a winning program, they play in a good conference, they're always a good team," Farrow said. "As far as the school itself, I've checked them out online, looked at that campus and the stadium, and loved that, but there's a lot for me to learn and I'm looking forward to that.

"I think I'll be down there for an official. I don't think I'll be down there before then."

Farrow, who runs a 10.9 in the 100 meters, said he was motivated to research Virginia Tech because of the visibility of its football program.

His other offers, sans Hawaii and Arkansas, are from Midwestern schools, but he already started to trim his list.

"Right now, I've got Virginia Tech there, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan State," Farrow said. "Those are some of the bigger offers I have, and those are probably the few schools I'm looking at right now. Arkansas is another school I've been checking out."

Farrow would like to wait to take his official visits before making a decision, but he acknowledged the recruiting game may not allow that to happen.

"Sometimes guys commit early and spots tighten up," he said. "So we'll see how it plays out."

Farrow also provided a self-scouting report.

"I'd say my football IQ is something that really sets me apart," he said. "I know what routes (receivers) are going to run before they run it. I think getting physically stronger is something that would help me out and something I need to work on. I think mentally I'm really sharp."

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