Farmer developing his game

Many of the top schools in the Midwest are very interested in four-star combo forward Tony Farmer.

At roughly 6-foot-6 and 205 pounds with athleticism to spare, Garfield Heights (Ohio) High School product Tony Farmer has a lot of versatility to him. He can either step out on the wing and play away from the rim or go down on the box and rebound or score close to the hoop. College coaches are noticing that and now his recruitment is picking up even more.

During the Flyin to the Hoop event, Farmer showed more skill to his game than ever before. He was driving his man, shooting threes, and even mixed in a few very nice passes. As his skill level catches up to his strength and athleticism, that is when Farmer is going to really takeoff as a player.

"I think I have developed my skill set more, but I have to pick the tempo up and keep getting better," said Farmer of his improvements.

When it comes to his recruitment, many of the top programs in the Midwest have been showing him significant attention.

"Xavier, Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan State, Michigan, Illinois, West Virginia, and Dayton would be the main schools," said Farmer.

Currently Farmer has no visits coming up, but he did note that he has been to Xavier, Ohio State, Michigan State, and Dayton.

The Musketeers have offered Farmer a scholarship, and he says he and the staff have been in constant communication.

"They just tell me how I fit in with the offense and how their style of play is," said Farmer. "I would be playing the three and the four, and telling me that I would fit in great with what they are trying to do."

Ohio State is yet to offer Farmer a scholarship, but they have let him know that they will be checking in on his progress.

"They've just been telling me that I need to pick it up some, but that they really like my game and that they will be watching me," said Farmer.

Michigan State is a school that has had a lot of success recruiting the state of Ohio in the past, and they could be close to issuing an offer.

"I love Michigan State," said Farmer. "It is a real crazy atmosphere. There coaches seem like good guys, and they said they are looking at me and are close to offering."

The final school he visited was Dayton, and Farmer came away very impressed with what he saw.

"Dayton has some of the best fans I have seen," he explained. "I liked it a lot there and I think I could play both forward sports for them."

For now Farmer says he has no timeline for a decision, but the four-star prospect does know what he will put one school over the top.

"I want to go somewhere that is a family fit, somewhere that will let me play the three and the four, and things like that," said Farmer.


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