Standing 6-foot-6 and 220-pounds, 2016 Perry (Ohio) high school three-star tight end Luke Farrell is quite the handful at the prep level.
Heading into a pivotal junior season returning nearly every starter on both sides of the ball, Farrell is also stepping into a leadership role as a new high powered passing attacked is implemented in camp.
“It’s been good,” Farrell said of camp thus far. “Really good actually. The offense is looking solid already.”
“We’re going to be throwing a lot more than we did last year,” Farrell added. “They’re going to be looking at me a lot.”
This off-season, Farrell saw his recruitment sky rocket with big time interest and offers from all over the country.
The two biggest offers: Michigan and Ohio State. Recently putting the Buckeyes at the top of his list, Farrell admitted that hasn’t changed especially with his connections to Columbus.
“Just being from Ohio and my brother actually goes to school there,” Farrell said. “But, I mean he would support me any way.”
“It was pretty crazy,” added Farrell, “because in the spring I had just coaches coming to talk to me and then in two days I had two big offers.”
Recently making his way to Ann Arbor to take in Michigan’s annual barbecue at the end of July, Farrell walked away impressed with the Wolverines.
“I actually just got to campus,” Farrell said. “The barbecue was the first time I got to walk on their campus and I actually liked it. It was really nice and Coach Ferrigno is great.”
With several other high level targets and even Michigan commits in attendance, Farrell certainly noticed the friendly overtures in his direction.
“Getting to talk to the recruits and getting to know them (was the best part),” Farrell said. “They all seem like solid guys, like Alex Malzone.”
Was the visit enough to put Michigan firmly in the middle of his recruitment?
“Yeah, definitely,” Farrell said. “I’m going to think about it and all of the options I have.”
Asked whether or not it’ll be near impossible for one school to match and possibly even overtake Ohio State for his commitment, Farrell gave other programs hope.
“I don’t think so,” Farrell said. “I just have to see how it goes. I don’t really know what a school will have to do.”
Farrell says he plans to be in Ann Arbor again for a Michigan game this fall, with no plans of narrowing his list or a firm timeline just yet.