James Farrow came up with a unique idea while considering how he will prepare for college. The Virginia Tech-bound senior produced a questionnaire that touched on a variety of subjects pertaining to freshman life in college, and he sent it to primary recruiter and future position coach Torrian Gray.
“I asked him what some common mistakes true freshmen make in their first few months at school,” Farrow said. “I didn’t ask about playing time. That’ll take care of itself. I asked more meaningful questions. He really thought through the answers. I appreciate that. He said the biggest thing freshmen take time to adjust to is time management. I’m going to work on that and anything else I can to be as ready as I can when I get there.”
Farrow, a 6-0, 175-pound cornerback prospect out of Minnetonka High School in Minnesota, eagerly awaits the February 2 Signing Day, when he’ll officially become a Hokie.
“I actually have a countdown clock on my phone,” Farrow said. “I’m really looking forward to it. I don’t think it’ll be a huge difference. I’m 100-percent committed and I already feel like part of a family. I talk to a lot of the guys on Facebook. Coach Gray is coming up here on Wednesday, so it’ll be nice to have an in-home visit with him.”
The December 31 All-World Gridiron Classic provided Farrow with an opportunity to get to know four future teammates better. Farrow, defensive end Dewayne Alford, safety/linebacker Michael Cole, defensive end Corey Marshall and wide receiver/tight end Christian Reeves played for the National Underclassmen Combine squad, which fell to the World squad 20-17.
“All the Tech guys were doing really well,” said Farrow, who roomed with Reeves throughout the week. The two also made their official visits to Tech the same weekend in October. “I had a chance to work closely with Michael Cole because he played safety and I was at corner. I worked out with him all week. We were side by side all week, running hard to each drill and working hard. Dewayne and Corey were both on the line. Dewayne is going to be a beast. He has a baby face but a man’s body. Once he gets everything down, I think he’ll be a freak. Corey,...
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