Farley Planning His Summer

The recruiting process is not all glamour. For most kids, it means a busy schedule of camps, combines and sending out video. A good example is Danny Farley, a quarterback from New Jersey. We caught up with Danny to get an update on his recruiting and his schedule.

Recruiting coverage is an inexact science. A good example is Danny Farley. Like a lot of kids, he wants to play big time football. Like most kids, he will have to earn a scholarship. That means working out at combines and performing at camps. It also means sending out information to sites like Scout where interested people can find out where he is in his development and interests.

Talking to Danny, the first thing he pointed out was we needed to update his physical stats. "Well, my height is correct, but my weight has gone up. I'm 6'2" 212."

That may sound like a small thing, but it can make a big difference. It shows development. "I've been working out and trying to get stronger. I've added more muscle."

The physical stuff is what most focus on followed by high school stats. As a junior, Farley passed for over 1200 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also had 7 rushing touchdowns. On the field, he has been a leader and a producer. But, that is only one part of the equation.

For quarterbacks, recruiters want to get a sense of what the player is like under pressure. "It is different with a running back or a receiver. They just have to show numbers. For a QB they want to see how you throw and how you react under pressure. Everyone says the same thing. They all told me they want to see me throw before they offered."

So, what's the plan?

"I've been calling schools and setting my summer schedule. I'll be hitting Cal, Tennessee, Duke, BC, possibly Pitt for a day and Vanderbilt and UCLA. I'm definitely going to Notre Dame and Purdue."

Who are the schools showing the most interest?

"Vanderbilt has shown me the most interest. Duke, BC, Cal are also talking to me a lot. I have good grades. I'm about a 3.4 and my ACT is a 24."

Farley expects to spend his summer auditioning for schools and picking up offers. After the summer, he hopes to sit down and make a college choice before his senior season.

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