Offers coming in for Farmer

Four-star small forward Tony Farmer has made some visits and is reeling in offers.

For four-star forward Tony Farmer, he had a busy fall making visits, talking to coaches, and working on his game. The 6-foot-7 and 210 pound combo forward has numerous offers, and more interest is coming in every day.

According to Garfield Heights (OH) High School head coach Sonny Johnson, Farmer has been working hard on his game so far with the anticipation of a big season coming up.

"Tony continues to get more comfortable as a small forward," said Johnson. "He is one of the top players in the nation and he always puts in hard work every day in practice. I couldn't be happier with the work he is putting in."

With that hard work combined with good athleticism, developing ball skills, and a lot of versatility, Johnson listed offers for Farmer including Penn State, Illinois, Xavier, Dayton, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Cincinnati.

One of the most recent visits for Farmer was to Penn State. Former Garfield Heights star Trey Lewis is a freshman for the Lions, and according to Johnson Penn State is really picking up the interest.

"I am just starting to get to know the new coaches," said Johnson. "Coach (Pat) Chambers and Coach (Eugene) Burroughs seem like real good guys who will turn it around there. Trey also speaks highly of them and is enjoying his time there."

Farmer also made an unofficial visit to Xavier. The Musketeers have been one of the most consistent schools with Farmer recently.

"Coach (Chris) Mack and Coach (Travis) Steele have been up here twice," said Johnson. "They are telling us that Tony is the guy they want at the small forward position and that is a good thing because they are one of the top schools in the country."

A program that hasn't offered, but that has been linked to Farmer quite a bit is Michigan State. Farmer has visited the Spartans program, and Johnson feels he could be on the verge of receiving an offer.

"With the tough season Coach (Tom) Izzo had last season I think he just wants to get to know Tony better," said Johnson. "He doesn't just want to throw an offer out there without really knowing him because of the tough year he had last year. I think an offer could be coming very soon once he feels comfortable that he knows Tony."

For now no more unofficial visits as planned and Johnson says that Farmer is focused on having an excellent junior season in which he proves to everybody that he can play on the wing exclusively.

"We run a four-out-one-in motion offense," said Johnson. "Last year he played on the wing, but this year he is going to have the freedom to go inside and out. I have told him that I want him shooting threes and shooting one dribble pull ups."

Currently the No. 98 ranked player in the class of 2013, Farmer seems primed for a breakout season after finishing up the summer strong with All-Ohio Red.


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