Recruiting has been an interesting process for Lake Nona wide receiver Deondre Farrier, but it appears to be over. The talented three-star wide out committed to East Carolina in December after being committed to South Florida and Florida each at separate times during his recruitment.
Originally Farrier thought staying close to home for school was his best option, now he feels differently.
“I’ve been in Florida my entire life,” said the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Farrier. “I want to get out and experience a different place and ECU is that place. I believe this is my final decision on a school.”
Farrier gave his verbal commitment to ECU Offensive Coordinator Lincoln Riley during an in-home visit on Dec. 9. With his pledge to the Pirates Farrier adds tremendous speed to the class. Through 11 games as a senior he had 116 catches for 1850 yards, an average of 168.2 a game, and 22 touchdowns.
The Pirate coaching staff did a tremendous job closing in on Farrier, but the crowd at Dowdy-Ficklen during his official visit for the game against Central Florida helped the equation.
“The support ECU has is unbelievable,” said Farrier. “The official visit was pretty much the confirmation of my decision. It was great meeting the players and coaches that I had not already met. Touring the campus and experiencing game day was awesome too. The offense I would be walking into is similar to high school for me. I like how it’s fast paced and lets the ball fly. I'm excited to be a part of it.”
Farrier runs a 4.4 second 40-yard dash meaning he definitely has the impact speed for the next level. However, a question moving forward could be his strength because he does have a slender frame. Farrier is cognizant of this and is working diligently to prepare for college ball.
“My plan right now is to stay in the weight room,” said Farrier. “I need to transform my body to prepare myself for the next level.”
In two days ECU will face Florida, the team Farrier was last committed to, in the Birmingham Bowl. When asked about the matchup he was confident in his future team.
“I’m going with ECU all the way!”