Farris Adding Offers Weekly

Elyria (OH) lineman Chase Farris has seen his scholarship offer list expand in the past few weeks, as college recruiters reviewed his film. Farris, who stars on both sides of the line at Elyria, is one of the top prospects in the Ohio class of 2011. Bill Greene caught up with him recently, to get the latest on his recruitment.

Chase Farris, Elyria (OH), is one of the top prospects in the Ohio class of 2011, and is compiling an offer list that confirms his high ranking.

Farris, 6-foot-6, 265-pounds, projects as a defensive lineman at the college level, although a few schools do see him as an offensive tackle.

"I have recently picked up offers from Notre Dame, Boston College, Miami of Ohio, Michigan, Cal and Bowling Green," Farris said of his offer list. "I believe I now have 16 total offers. There are a few other schools that I think will be offering real soon."

"Most schools are recruiting me for defensive end," he continued. "A few see me as an offensive tackle, but not too many. Ohio State is recruiting me as a defensive end, and they told me that last week."

Farris, who was offered by Ohio State in February, took an unofficial visit to Columbus last Thursday. He also holds offers from Michigan State and Indiana.

"I went to visit Ohio State last Thursday, and it went good," he stated. "I went with my mom, and she really liked it. My mom is most concerned about each school academically, and she's not too concerned about football. I liked it there, and I've been there before for games and camp. I got a feel for the dorms, and I learned about their business program."

With so many great offers, it appears Farris might want to take some unofficial visits, but that decision has not been made yet.

"I need to talk to my coach about that, because I'm not sure about visiting other schools," he said. "I might be wanting to see other schools, now that my recruiting has taken off. At first, I was overwhelmed by everything, and I was thinking the Ohio State offer was everything I wanted. Once I calmed down, I feel I need to weigh my options at this point."

"This is kind of hard, because all these schools sound so good," he stated. "Two schools I could single out would be Notre Dame and West Virginia. Notre Dame is a place I've never visited, but their reputation is so impressive, that I might want to see them. West Virginia has a style of play that is fun to watch, and I might want to check them out."

Farris discussed the importance distance will play a part in his eventual college choice.

"I want to say distance won't play a part in my decision, but I think it probably will," he explained. "The thing about going far from home, is that my friends and my family wouldn't be able to come see me play. My mom will want to see me every game, but I don't think she'll be flying to California to watch me play every week."

"I'm not sure about taking official visits in the fall," Farris stated. "I need to talk everything over with my coach, because he's been through this before, and I trust him a lot. He's in Florida right now, but when he comes back, we will be going over all of the recruiting information together."

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