Minnetonka (MN) cornerback James Farrow committed to the University of Minnesota in March, but he has since decided to look in another direction for his college future. Virginia Tech is now one of the options for the 6-0, 170-pound speedy athlete, who averaged 46 yards per kick return last season as a junior.
Tech’s pursuit began when Farrow mailed the staff highlights from his 2009 season.
“I put together a pretty tall list of schools I was interested in, some of the better schools in the nation,” Farrow said. “I contacted Coach Gray and we e-mailed back and forth and talked on the phone. I was talking with Coach Gray again last week. He told me he presented my film to the coaches and they all liked it. He said I had a scholarship there.”
Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota and now Virginia Tech are among the 13 schools that have offered Farrow. Minnesota was the first to offer, but it appears the Minnetonka product will attend college outside the state.
“I don’t think I’ll be playing for Minnesota,” Farrow said.
Farrow is in the process of narrowing his list of schools, but at this point he claims no favorites. He discussed his interest in Virginia Tech, which has been led by defensive backs coach Torrian Gray.
“First off, it starts with Coach Gray,” said Farrow. “He is a polite guy. He is an honest guy. He has been straight with me throughout. Virginia Tech is a winning program, which is one thing I obviously liked about them right off. It’s also a great school. The Business program is highly regarded. It’s in a great conference and it is successful.”
Farrow says he would like to visit Virginia Tech, but right now no date has been set.
“I have yet to plan anything,” said Farrow, who has taken unofficial visits to Cincinnati, Indiana, Louisville, Michigan State (twice), Minnesota (many times) and Wisconsin. He would like to take official visits but admits he may not be able to depending on scholarship situations.
A versatile prospect, Farrow plays wide receiver, cornerback and returns kicks and punts for Minnetonka. He is being recruited as a cornerback by Virginia Tech.
“I think they like my size as a corner,” Farrow said. “I’m 6-0 and real long, something that sets me apart from other guys. I fight for every...
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