Yesterday, Pack Pride introduced linebacker Orlando Farrow from Lackawanna Junior College in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Farrow is virtually an unknown on the recruiting landscape after sitting out virtually all of the last two seasons. However, the 6-3, 229-pound linebacker had an impressive showing during spring workouts and caught the eye of several college scouts, including NC State. We spoke with Farrow recently and he gave us a brief rundown of his recruiting.
"Right now I'm hearing from schools like N.C. State, Kansas, Kansas State, Florida State, Michigan State and Maryland," said Farrow. "Everyone's recruiting me as an OLB. N.C. State has offered me. I'm not sure yet where I'm going to go but it's probably going to be NC State."
Farrow is cousins with current Pack DE Littleton Wright and that could be a huge feather in the cap of recruiting coach Greg Williams.
Lackawanna head coach Mark Duda recently gave Pack Pride a scouting report of Farrow.
"Orlando's originally from Georgetown, Delaware, and he's certainly going to come out this semester," he said. "He is 6'3", 229, he has exceptional speed and he's exceptional athlete. He is an outside linebacker but could do both. He basically can do it all. He could play 'Mike' if he had to. He'll play 'SAM' for us this year. I don't know who all has offered him but lot of guys are. If they don't then they are out of their minds. We've had about 25 or 26 division one backers out of here and he is probably the best one."
Farrow is awaiting the results from the NCAA regarding a medical redshirt for the 2003 season. If that is granted, he will have three years of football eligibility remaining.
Despite not playing in 2004, Farrow enters the 2005 season as a preseason honorable mention NJCAA All-American.