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Sometimes there are just situations that doesn't showcase ability. There could be a lack of people capable to play a certain position, so a player better suited for another gets moved there to fill a hole.

Or, there could be a situation like the one that DajLeon Farr is in. Farr is 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds and runs a 4.5/40, but has only hauled in one pass. The offense is just not designed to around the tight end or even the forward pass necessarily.

"We're doing good, 3-0," Farr said. "I have one reception for 66 yards and one touchdown. We do a lot of running. I'm used as a blocker, unfortunately."

Ask Farr about what his strengths are on the football field and modestly he'll just say that he's good at blocking and receiving. Realistically in an offense that would use him he could create match-up problems everywhere and is an every down tight end.

Ask Farr again why he would be a problem for a defense to defend and he'll say, "I'm not sure." Speed? Size? "I just try not to analyze myself like that."

He's been the No. 1 player in the Texas Hot 100 since the initial list came out. The list isn't about stats, although they help. On the field ability is sometimes demonstrated by yards per carry, sacks, etc. However, in the case of Farr it's the measurables.

Farr has literally lost count when it comes to his offers. His coach has been doing a lot of the accepting of the offers and Farr hasn't caught up with him in some time. Obviously though there are some schools standing out since coaches could start personal contact in September.

"I heard from Oklahoma, Florida, Miami, LSU, Texas, Iowa State, and Nebraska. Coach Blake is recruiting me from Nebraska. I've spoke to him a few times."

Blake is becoming widely known as one of, if not the, top recruiter on the Nebraska staff. What is it about John Blake that allows for him to connect with a recruit so well?

"I think he's real. He's a down to Earth person. He'd going to keep it real about whatever is going on. He says that the tight end is involved a lot in their offense. There is a junior and a senior that are starting. So things look good to play early. They run two-tight a lot of the time."

Farr hasn't set up and officials and hasn't really given any thought about where he will take them to. "I was going to look today because we have a Thursday game and I may go on one that weekend. I'm considering everybody for an official still."


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