Football Recruiting Notes

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Is Farrow LCA’s Next D1 Recruit?

Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, VA) rising junior wide receiver B.J. Farrow shined at this past Saturday’s 7-on-7 tournament at the University of Virginia.

BJ Farrow

“He really just tore it up on Saturday,” Bulldogs head coach Frank Rocco said.

“We lost to Lovejoy High School from Georgia in the finals.  We beat DeMatha (Hyattsville, MD) in the finals, and we beat Meadowbrook (Richmond, VA) in the quarterfinals.  We were one of the last two teams standing on the day.  B.J. was cramping up toward the end of the day, so we were bringing him out and getting him hydrated, then putting him back in and he’d make another catch.”

Farrow has been a member of LCA’s varsity football squad for two seasons.  After seeing limited action his freshman season, Farrow enjoyed a breakout season in 2011.

“Last year as a sophomore, he really came into his own,” Rocco said.  “I think he had 18 to 20 catches.  His stats weren’t out of this world, but he was our go-to-guy.”

Rocco has coached his share of major Division 1 prospects, including his son Mike, who is a rising junior quarterback at the University of Virginia.  Wide receiver Demitri Knowles signed with Virginia Tech in the 2011 class, and class of 2013 offensive lineman Braxton Pfaff has verbally committed to Virginia Tech.  Farrow could be the next Division 1 prospect at LCA.

“He has got the chance to be the real deal,” Rocco said.  “He has still got to develop some polish with his route running and form running as a sprint guy.  He is one of those guys who in his younger years thought he would be an NBA basketball player, but at 6’1 1/2″, maybe 6’2″, he is more of a small forward.  At 6’2″, he is probably too short for that on the college level.  As a receiver, he just keeps getting better and better.  He is 6’2″, can really