Neil Farrell says a new school has started making a push for him.

Mobile, Alabama SS Murphy High School defensive lineman Neil Farrell has received over 20 offers heading into his senior season. Farrell has narrowed that list down to six of the top programs in the country.

The six schools on Neil’s list include Alabama, Florida, LSU, Michigan, South Carolina, and USC. An additional school is making a push to get on Neil’s list.

Farrell and his teammate Kendric Haynes visited a few schools together in June. Georgia Tech and South Carolina were the two schools that the duo visited. “I really liked seeing Tech.” Neil has been talking to Tech coaches Ted Roof and Mike Pelton. “They got me thinking about Tech.” Neil received an offer from Coach Ted Roof. Farrell left with a favorable impression about the Tech coaching staff.

Besides the coaching staff, Farrell also liked the combination of academics and football that Tech offers. “It’s nicely settled inside Atlanta and the players there seemed like a family which is important. Tech has some great traditions that I didn't know that much about until I got there. Everything I saw or heard has peaked my interest."

When Neil begins taking his official visits, Tech will be one of the schools that he visits. "I want to get to know more about Tech and see if they are a school I could see myself playing for over the next four or five years." USC will also probably get an official visit from Farrell.  

At this time Neil’s list is set at six. Visits will determine whether or not he changes his list. His visit to Tech and his relationship with coaches Roof and Pelton could lead to Tech jumping on Neil’s list. “I’ll say this. Tech has a big chance to do just that.”

Even though he is playing defensive end at Murphy, most schools are recruiting him to move inside and play the three technique. “I’m 6’4”-285 and I have a year to get bigger and put on more weight and muscle. I kind of like playing inside.”  

Farrell plans to make his college choice immediately following the last game of the regular season. Waiting until after the playoff could also be option for Farrell. “It would be great if it came after we won the state title. That would be a nice way to end my high school football career.” Top Stories