Southlake- Carroll standout wide receiver Zach Farrar talks about his up coming visit to Starkville.

Mississippi State is in the market for a pair of wide receivers in the 2016 signing class. One of the most recent pass catchers to pick up an offer from the Bulldogs is Southlake, Texas wide out Zach Farrar. The Carroll High School standout will take an official visit to Starkville this weekend.

"Mississippi State offered me last week," Zach Farrar. "I told them that if they offered me that they would be one of my top schools. I really like how they like to throw the football. They like to throw it a lot, so as a receiver that really appeals to me.

"There's also the opportunity to play both football and baseball there, so that's something that's interesting to me as well."

While the Bulldogs are rather new to the offer sheet, Farrar reports that the Mississippi State staff has been in touch with him for some time.

"I was excited when they offered me," Farrar said. "I had been hearing from them for a little while and we had been talking before they offered. I am taking my visit out there this weekend. I am excited to see the campus and see what all they have to offer. My dad and I are flying down there on Friday."

The path to college football has been a winding road for the 6-4, 210 pounder. Now projected to play X receiver on the next level, Farrar is grateful the experiences that have molded him into a power 5 football prospect.

"I didn't really start playing football until I was in middle school," Farrar said. "I ended up playing quarterback and my first couple of years in high school that's what I played. I moved to receiver my junior year and that was a new experience for me.

"I feel like playing quarterback before helped me develop into a good receiver. I understood more of what I was supposed to do and where I was supposed to be. It's worked out really well for me."

With several offers in hand, Farrar has some thinking to do. The rising target has already officially visited Washington, so his trip to see the Dogs of the SEC West will be his second excursion.

"Mississippi State is one of my top schools and once they offered, I wanted to take an official visit as soon as possible," Farrar said. "I am heading down there this weekend and then I will see what happens after that.

"The main schools I am looking at are Mississippi State, (Texas) Tech, OSU (Oklahoma State) and Washington, but I am still open to everybody who has offered and anybody who may end up offering me."

Farrar has not set a time frame for a decision and hopes to make some additional visits before ending his college recruitment. The Lone Star state standout is one of over a dozen visitors that are expected to visit Mississippi State this weekend.

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