In-state back getting interest from Cards

Collins High School running back DeAndre Farris is a bit under the radar as far as prospects in the state of Kentucky. But Farris is starting to pick up some attention and last weekend was at Louisville's Junior Day.

Running back DeAndre Farris helped Collins High School make it into the championship game of the Class 4-A state playoffs in Kentucky as a junior.

Now, the 5-foot-10, 175-pound Farris is starting to generate some more attention among the colleges on the recruiting front.

"I have a lot of schools in contact," Farris said.

Farris attended the University of Louisville's Junior Day last weekend and said the Cardinals have been showing a lot of interest. He said his visit and chat with the coaches helped him better understand the process.

"I really enjoyed it a lot," Farris said. "It took a lot of stress off me about getting offers. They talked to us a lot about how things work.

"Coach (Kenny) Carter was talking to us and there were seven backs in the room and he said he wants to sign two. He said they would offer 20 backs in hopes of signing two. He said they will offer anybody that can make plays."

Farris said the Cardinals have him listed as an athlete.

"Coach Carter was talking about me being an athlete," Farris said. "Overall, it was just a really good day for me."

Farris was also invited to Purdue's Junior Day but couldn't attend. He's hearing from Kentucky, Western Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, Ball State, Arkansas, Marshall, Toledo, Miami (Ohio), Bowling Green and Southeast Missouri State.

"I came away feeling pretty good about everything," Farris said. "I really walked away and felt good about the whole process and about U of L."

As a junior, Farris ran for 998 yards and 17 touchdowns and had 60 catches for 1,039 yards and 13 more scores. He also had 73 tackles and two interceptions.

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