James McFarland Profile
McFarland said of his options: “I’m going to take my time and make sure to get to some camps so that coaches can see me in person. Once our season ends is when I will really focus on it. I feel like playing in a program like West Monroe has already helped that, because lots of colleges have already gotten to see a little bit from me.”
Stat Tracker: McFarland finished fourth on the team with 57 total tackles, good for an average of 5.2 tackles a game. He had a three-sack game in a 34-7 win over Neville, and he combined for 3.5 sacks in games at Southwood and Natchitoches Central. His biggest game, however, came in a win over Westgate on Dec. 3, where McFarland finished with 10 tackles and a season-high 3.5 sacks.
Outlook: At 215 pounds, McFarland isn’t a big as Lathan on the opposite end. No matter, the junior is great against the run, and he brings a quicker pass rush than anyone else on the Rebels front. Because of his size and athletic ability, don’t rule McFarland out as a prospect who could stand up and play outside linebacker at the next level.
Tale of the Tape: Below are clips from McFarland (No. 91) in action this season against Captain Shreve and Airline, where he went for a combined 11 tackles.