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Football is likely Myles Farmer‘s ticket to play college athletics. The Class of 2019 athlete from Westlake High School in Atlanta holds four scholarship offers as a football player, but Farmer has his eyes on another sport as well.
Farmer also plays for Westlake’s baseball team, as a pitcher and an outfielder. So even though football might be likely, Farmer is keeping things open on what sport he might play.
Baseball is certainly a possibility at the next level. The talented lefty said he’s been clocked at 85mph on his fastball.
“I haven’t really dug deep into it,” Farmer said. “I’ve just done it all my life. It’s just been strictly football so far. It wouldn’t change anything if they just offered only in football, though.”
Football is where Farmer has drawn the most interest. Virginia Tech, Tulane, Florida Atlantic and Central Florida have each offered, while Miami and Alabama have shown interest. The Hokies, as well as Florida Atlantic, have offered Farmer as an athlete. Central Florida has offered Farmer at cornerback, while Tulane is for wide receiver.
“I feel like I can be good at anything I play,” he said. “I’m starting at safety now, though, free safety. I feel like that’s my best position. I feel like I can do more, I can make a play there. I really feel like I’m in control of everything there.”
Farmer has yet to visit Blacksburg. Still, there are some parts about Virginia Tech that he already likes.
“I feel like it’d be a good school for me,” Farmer said. “I’ve got to get more acclimated with the coach. I haven’t been there yet. I feel like they have a good program, a good team.”
Some of that interest stems from conversations he’s had with his recruiter, assistant coach Zohn Burden. Farmer said they’ve started to build a good relationship.
“Basically, we talk about my position and how I feel about playing there,” he said....
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