Farrow’s Departure Leaves a Void

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Virginia Tech’s cornerback depth is in serious trouble thanks to the transfer of James Farrow .  It also severely limits the options of Torrian Gray and Bud Foster when it comes to moving players such as Kyle Fuller and Kyshoen Jarrett .

Even though it hasn’t been officially confirmed by Virginia Tech, it has been confirmed by Farrow himself on his Twitter account.

James Farrow

“My decision to transfer elsewhere has nothing to do with VT football. I love the entire Hokie family and wish them all the best next season.”

The rising r-freshman from Minnesota was impressive last August, took a redshirt, and was all set to be in the two-deep at cornerback this season.  He had a really nice future in front of him as a corner, in my opinion, with the versatility to play field or boundary.

I don’t know why Farrow has decided to transfer.  Being from Minnesota, my guess is homesickness, but it doesn’t really matter.  I know his decision to leave limits Tech’s depth and options in the secondary, and I also believe he made a bad decision with regards to his personal future.

Let’s touch on Farrow’s decision before we get into Tech’s secondary depth.  As you know, Virginia Tech is a pipeline to the NFL for cornerbacks.  Tyronne Drakeford, Antonio Banks, Anthony Midget, Ike Charlton, DeAngelo Hall, Vincent Fuller, Eric Green, Jimmy Williams, Brandon Flowers, Macho Harris, Rashad Carmichael and Jayron Hosley are all drafted cornerbacks from Virginia Tech since 1993.  Ronyell Whitaker and Garnell Wilds played in the NFL as undrafted free agents.  You probably didn’t know that Whitaker started a game for Tampa Bay in 2003, and two games for Minnesota in 2006.

These days, if you are a cornerback from Virginia Tech, you are going to the NFL.  Period.  The