Time is running out to get in unofficial

The idea is athleticism at the linebacker spot. Kendale Farlow has a lot of it. All over the field, Farlow pops out to you on film. The summer is wrapping up and Farlow has been busy this summer on trips. Could he get a couple of more trips in before fall camp arrives? He is trying.

One of the top players in the state of Illinois is Kendale Farlow. Farlow, a 6-foot-1, 205 pound and with a 4.45/40, has been working out to get ready to play offense and defense this fall. The standout from Evanston (Ill.) is working on strength and speed.

"The summer has been going good," Farlow said. "I have been working out on offense on defense. I am working on my strength and speed the most."

"I will be playing linebacker on defense and fullback on offense. I'm going to be playing both ways this fall, but I will primarily be used in short yardage."

Beyond working out, and getting any type of time off he could, Farlow has been busy taking trips. He has been all around the Big 10 area this summer. He is still trying to get two in to teams from another conference.

"I took a whole bunch of visits. I went to Iowa, Illinois, Purdue, Northern Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and some others. I think that I am going to Iowa State and Nebraska still this summer."

Time is of the essence, and right now it's not on Farlow's or Nebraska's side. The summer is nearly over and Evanston has football practice that starts next week.

"I don't know when I will be able to go and see Nebraska yet. I do have an offer from them though. Our camp is going to start soon, so I don't know if I will get up there. I need to get up there this week or I won't, pretty much."

If Nebraska doesn't get a visit from Farlow this summer, will they ever? "Even if I don't get up to Nebraska here in the next week I will be taking an official there."

Although Farlow will be playing fullback this year on offense, it's obvious where his playing days in college are. He is a linebacker because he can bring it. "Nebraska is recruiting me as an outside linebacker. I just like to hit people when I am playing linebacker."

When it comes to making his decision there are a couple of things that he is looking at. "I am looking for tradition and how the school actually works. Distance isn't a big thing to me. I just want a good situation."

Farlow didn't discuss his complete list of favorites, but did mention that one team is on them. "Nebraska is definitely a leader for me. I talk to Coach Cosgrove a lot. He is a linebacker coach and defensive coordinator. We talk a lot."

Farlow currently has Nebraska leading over offers from Iowa State, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan. Big Red Report will continue to bring you the latest on Farlow and other recruits considering last minute visits.


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