The four-star tight end out of Perry, Ohio, committed to Ohio State at the school's Friday Night Lights camp at Ohio Stadium. His five finalists were Boston College, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Penn State but he also held offers from Duke, Michigan, Nebraska, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin and Yale.
Farrell is the No. 7 tight end in the country and No. 158 overall prospect. His commitment gives Ohio State three of the top 15 tight ends in the country according to Scout.com, joining Cincinnati Moeller's Jake Hausmann (No. 3) and Maple Heights, Ohio, prospect Kierre Hawkins (No. 13). However, Farrell is the second true tight end in the class. Hawkins has said Ohio State views him as more of a Noah Brown-style "H" and Farrell referenced that sentiment back in June when talking about Ohio State.
"Ohio State is a place I've been to a lot, and I've got a good feel for the program," Farrell said. "I've got a good relationship with the coaches, and I like it a lot. They have two tight ends committed, but that doesn't bother me because all the schools I'm looking at have at least one tight end committed. I think Kierre Hawkins is more of an H-back anyway, and they've proven what they can do with two tight ends."