However, during his sophomore season at Indianapolis (Ind.) Park Tudor, he's proven to be a lot more than a defensive stopper. Averaging over 30 points a game, "Yogi" as he's known to most, is showing he's quite an offensive weapon too.
"He's been putting up big numbers," Spiece coach Jared Quarles said. "His team relies on him to put up big numbers. But he's doing well."
"He's running the team," he added. "He is averaging about six assists a game. His pull-up jump shot has really improved. His pull-up range is unreal."
But it hasn't just been Ferrell's offensive production that has impressed on lookers this season. He's grown and appears to be putting together the whole package at the point guard spot.
"He's strong and he's grown about an inch and a half," Quarles said. "He's close to 6-foot. He's really strong and athletic. He's making good decisions, plays defense and is a tough kid. He's a floor leader already."
"It's all starting to pick up because he's putting up such big numbers," he added.
Purdue and Butler are his current scholarship offers, but there are others close to pulling the trigger.
"Washington said they would if he would consider coming that far, so they are right there," Quarles said. "I think Michigan is ready to offer, but they are waiting until the summer. They've been on him hard and have been to three games this year."
"Notre Dame has been on him extremely hard," Quarles added. "He's been there twice. I'm not sure if they've offered, but they are on him hard."
Ferrell, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound lead guard, has also visited Purdue, Butler and Ohio State.