Farr Stepping Up

After losing Greg Olsen to the NFL Draft, the Hurricanes will need one of the tight ends to step up and make an impact. Many people believe it will be DajLeon Farr. Read on to see what Coach Shannon is saying about the talented junior...

After just three practices, none in pads, it's very difficult to evaluate the play of most players. However, one player being singled out at a position that is totallu up for grabs is junior tight end DajLeon Farr. Head coach Randy Shannon talked about him.

"He's grown up a lot," Shannon said. "He's matured a lot. DajLeon is big and fast. Sometimes guys come in and the maturity factor sets in. He's matured now and understands what it takes."

Farr, 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, played a reserve role last season and caught just three passes for 16 yards. UM coaches are hoping for a big year from him. So far, they like what they see.

"He's doing a wonderful job for us," Shannon said. "We can do a lot of things with DajLeon. That's one of the reason he came to Miami. We have a lot of confidence in him."

Farr is one of four tight ends competing for the starting spot -- Dedrick Epps, Richard Gordon, and Chris Zellner are the others. Shannon said the coaches are doing their best in evaluating the group.

"As coaches, we have to evaluate talent on what's best for the team," he said.

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