"I was cleared to play in May," Farley said. "But it's still not completely back. I'm almost 100-percent, but not quite."
Farley expects to be back in form for his team's season opener on Sept. 11 against Point Loma.
He got his first scholarship offer last fall from Maryland before his knee injury, but says the ‘Terps have stuck with him. He attended a Maryland camp earlier this summer.
"It's a nice place," he said about Maryland. "My brother goes to the Naval Academy, which is in Annapolis, and that's not too far away (from Maryland).
"My dad played football for the Naval Academy too, so I've got some family out there still," he said.
He says the ‘Terps are still recruiting him the hardest.
Although he still denies a leader, he favors California, UCLA and Maryland. "I really like it up at Cal," he said. "It's a nice place and the campus is very cool. I like how historical the stadium is and they're making a lot of upgrades to it."
Farley attended the Bears' Junior Day earlier this spring.
"UCLA has a real beautiful campus too," he said. "I like their offense too."
He says that both the Bears and Bruins are waiting to see how his knee looks this season. "They said they'd keep an eye on me," he said. "They want to see how I look after the surgery and how I do this year."
Farley does not have a timeframe for making a decision.
"I'll just wait and see what happens this season," he said.
He says that he never followed a specific school growing up.
"I do lacrosse and wrestling too, so I'm pretty athletic," he said. "I have good feet and can stay with guys the whole time.
"But I'd like to get faster and improve my technique," he said.
Farley plans to major in criminal justice and reports a 3.0 core GPA and 1760 SAT.
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