New Jersey star chooses Navy over Army

Offensive lineman Mike Farr is a winner, so he should fit right in with Navy. Farr of Cornwall, N.Y., which is located just 15 minutes from West Point, recently picked the Midshipmen over Army. Good choice. Farr, who is 6-foot-4, 285 pounds, comes to Annapolis from one of the most storied high school programs in the country.

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Don Bosco Prep, an all-boys private school located in Ramsey, N.J. is 73-8 since the start of 1999. The Ironmen finished 12-0 this season and took home the Non-Public Group 4 state championship with a 41-0 win over rival St. Peter's Prep (N.J.).

The goal at Don Bosco is the same every year. Win the state championship. The Ironmen are a staple in USA Today's high school top 25 poll. Some of Farr's teammates included Matt Simms, the son of former Giants quarterback Phil Simms, and defensive end Justin Trattou, signed, sealed and delivered to play at Notre Dame. Boston College linebacker/fullback, he of First and Toal fame, is a Don Bosco grad. His father, Greg, is the coach of the team.

Two years ago, Don Bosco's entire line went Division I. The list included Eric Levy , also of Cornwall (Maryland), John Resnick (Ohio University), Brian Roche (Louisville), Nate Nurse (Rutgers) and Tom Mele (Sacred Heart). Farr verbally committed to Navy coach Paul Johnson after visiting Annapolis last week. He expects to play guard or center at Navy and will play at the U.S. Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, R.I. next year.

Farr visited Army before Navy, taking his tour the weekend of Bobby Ross' sudden resignation. Ross had called it quits two days before Farr hit campus and new Army coach Stan Brock told him that Ross wasn't in attendance because he didn't feel good.

But Farr was notified by Army staff the night before Brock was introduced as coach that Ross was out. He said that the Ross debacle didn't have anything to do with his decision.

But Navy's domination over Army had to play a part. The Midshipmen have won five in a row against the Black Knights.

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