Trojans Visit Farmer

It's the time of year when USC coaches start making house calls, and one of the first prospects that received a visit on the recruiting trail was Gardena (CA) Serra WR/DB George Farmer

It's the time of year when USC coaches start making house calls, and one of the first prospects that received a visit on the recruiting trail was Gardena (CA) Serra WR/DB George Farmer.

Farmer, who is one of the top players on the Trojans' wish list, welcomed USC assistant coaches Kennedy Pola and Johnny Morton into his home last week, and got an in-depth look at the football program and school.

"It went great. I learned a lot of things that I didn't know about USC," Farmer said. "It was more of getting to know the school and what they are about.

"I know USC for football and it was just getting to know what they are all about and connecting with the coaches."

The 6-2.5, 210-pound athlete has the ability to play on both sides of the ball in college, and talked with Morton and Pola about his role in USC's offense. He also said he appreciated their honest assessment.

"The thing that I like about them is that they keep it 100 percent," he said. "A lot of schools are telling me that I am going to start and do this, but they are telling me that I have the possibility to start, but I got to come in and work for it."

The in-home visit also allowed Famer's family a chance to get to know the coaches better and ask any questions that they might have about USC and the recruiting process.

"My family got to experience something that they have never experienced before," he said. "They said they were very overwhelmed with it and they liked it. It was a great thing overall."

Famer currently has a top three of USC, Oregon and Cal, and detailed what stands out about each one.

Oregon: "Of course, everybody likes Nike and their facilities are great, school is great, and you get a great education. It's a big-time school and they are passing the ball and moving the ball around."

Cal: "They haven't had a good season but they are coming up and they have two good quarterbacks committed. They are doing their thing and are going to be rising."

USC: "They aren't doing too good but you have to always look at USC because they are always a good program, they're legit. Academically, they're great and coming out with a USC degree - you can basically get a job anywhere."

So does any school have the lead?

"I'm still even with those three," he said. "I haven't really weighed it out yet."

The five-star wide receiver has already taken official visits to Cal, Oregon and Florida, and will also take an official visit to USC in future.

He planned to take a trip to Miami, but with the recent firing of Randy Shannon, those plans are now on hold.

"I was going to take a visit to Miami, but now that they fired their coach they cancelled all of their visits, so I'm not sure what I am going to do about that," he said.

Along with all the recruiting attention, Farmer is also preparing to lead his team to another CIF and State Championship.

"It's real great because many people doubted us this year saying that we might not make it back," he said. "We are on a new journey to get to the big game, so it's really great."


Farmer will showcase his talents at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January.


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