Farrell Eager To Learn More About Michigan

One of Alabama’s top defensive linemen prospects is Mobile (Ala.) Murphy 2017 defensive tackle Neil Farrell, who recently cut down his list of suitors to six, which included the Wolverines. He talks about why Michigan made the cut, trying to visit and more.

Mobile (Ala.) Murphy 2017 defensive tackle Neil Farrell has over a dozen offers in his recruitment, but narrowed it down to a top six on Thursday night that included the Wolverines. 

However, he has yet to go see Ann Arbor, which is a top priority for him moving forward.

“I really want to (visit) but I have to check on transportation,” Farrell told The Michigan Insider. “Still trying to figure everything. I'm looking forward to seeing everything because this would be my first physical visit.”


Despite not checking out Michigan quite yet, he’s kept in contact with the Wolverine coaching staff, especially recruiting coordinator Bam Richards and defensive line coach Greg Mattison and really connected well.

“I really like the coaching staff and just everything about them,” said Farrell. “They keep contact with me and are just waiting to get me there for a visit. I talk to Coach Bam and Coach Mattison the most. They tell me I would be a good fit there and would have a big opportunity to play early. (Our relationship is) good. They keep in touch and check on me a lot.”

One factor that won’t be an issue for the 6-foot-4, 293-pounder is proximity from home and is excited to learn more about the Maize and Blue.

“I really like the coaches and they show much interest in me,” said Farrell. “I'm eager to get to know more about Michigan.”

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