Texas TE High on UM

His hands are soft. His body is big. And his first name is tricky to pronounce the first time. DajLeon (Day-Lee-On) Farr is a tight end prospect from Texas and he's one of the nation's most heavily recruited players at that position.

At 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, the Galena Park (Texas) North Shore standout is the real deal. He's coming off a junior year when he caught seven balls for 166 yards and one touchdown.

"I wish I could get the ball thrown my way more but I ain't one to complain," Farr said. "They're doing things to get the ball to me more this season."

Farr, who will also play some defensive end in obvious passing situations, has been playing football for six years.

"I just started playing tight end my sophomore year," he said. "I was a defensive end my freshman year. Before that I played running back, receiver, free safety, everything."

Farr, who has already received a passing test score on the ACT, said he's working hard for this coming season.

"Now that spring is over, I've been working real hard in the weight room," he said. "I'm trying to get a job this summer. This coming season, I just wanna become a better all-around player."

Farr is already pretty good. In fact, he's widely considered one of the top two tight end prospects in Texas along with current UM commitment Martellus Bennett.

"I feel like I'm a better blocker than most tight ends," he said. "That's something I can do really well."

Farr, who also competes in track (54-10 shot put and 168-6 discus throw), has become a major recruiting prospect this spring as well.

"I have a bunch of scholarship offers right now but I don't have a top 5 or anything like that," he said. "I'm keeping my options open."

The talented tight end did talk about the Hurricanes some.

"They were my third scholarship offer," he said. "They told me that I was the first tight end they offered. Martellus Bennett committed there and now they want me. I grew up watching Miami and thinking about playing there. The current starter is from Port Arthur. I'm definitely interested in Miami."

Farr was asked about the chances of out-of-state programs getting him away from his homestate.

"I like Texas and everything but I'm trying to go someplace where they throw the ball to the tight end a lot," he said. "I wanna be a big part of the offense."

When taking his visits later this year and while watching college football games on TV later this year, Farr said he'll be watching closely.

"The depth charts," he said, "it'll depend on how many guys they have that can play. If I can see that I'm better than the guys that are playing for the teams I'm looking at then it won't bother me at all."

Farr is undecided on summer camp plans at this time.

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