It’s not easy to be told exactly where you stand, especially if the news isn’t quite what you were hoping for.
That’s been the case for Southlake Carroll (Texas) High wide receiver Zach Farrar when it comes to Oklahoma. He visited the campus way back when last February at junior day. But the offer didn’t come then.
It didn’t come in the spring. In the summer. In the fall. In the winter. Until Sunday. Farrar announced Sunday afternoon the offer from the Sooners has finally arrived.
Farrar, a four-star prospect, committed to Mississippi State last Thursday so it’s not a shoo-in he’ll end up with the Sooners. But this offer, at this time, yea, it means something to him.
Farrar had an outstanding senior season with the Dragons and earned four-star status from Scout, now ranked No. 57 at wide receiver.
He had 56 catches for 1,114 yards and 19 touchdowns going against the best of the best in the Dallas area in high school football.
The offers started to trickle in, but OU remained elusive. Not out of sight and out of mind, just timing not right.
Farrar said OU would keep in touch and monitor things and tell him exactly how things were shaking out at receiver for the Sooners with the 2016 class.
His big break came after a strange situation over the weekend. Saraland (Ala.) High receiver Velus Jones flipped from USC to OU on Friday and back to the Trojans on Saturday.
It’s clear it was a tough process for Jones, but it also meant OU had to move on. The Sooners did, and Farrar’s name was finally called.
The first goal will be to get him back to campus. Coaches from Mississippi State are expected to visit Monday evening, while OU will take a stab at him Tuesday.
OU needs help at receiver to fill out this class. With his teammate, 2017 Scout 300 safety Robert Barnes, already committed to Sooners, stars might finally be aligning with OU and Farrar.