RECRUITING: Top Texas TE interested in OU?

Galena Park, Texas TE DajLeon Farr talks about his early favorites and his interest in Oklahoma.


DajLeon Farr comes into the 2004 season ranked by the TheInsiders Network as the No. 1 player in Texas. And that in itself says a great deal about he overall talent of this super tight end prospect.

Farr goes into his senior season as a three-year starter after he converted from defensive end to tight end as a sophomore. After three games as a backup, Farr became the starting tight end his sophomore season and since then he has been unstoppable.

However, for some reason North Shore doesn't throw the ball much to the tight ends as Farr caught seven passes, the only seven that was thrown to him, for 156 yards and one touchdown. He also had two tackles as well, one on punt coverage and one off an interception.

"It is a great honor to be ranked the top player in Texas," said Farr. "I can't be cocky about it and I can't walk around bragging on it, because I need to keep working hard. I am just blessed and that is really all I can say."

Farr can bench 340 pounds, squats 460 and he throws the shot and discus in track. Farr has never attended a football camp, but he plans to attend the Nike Camp in College Station and some local camps around the area.

"I am very excited about my future in football," said Farr. "I know at North Shore we haven't used me all that much, but on those seven catches I have made some things happen. I think this year they will try to get the ball to me more often, and if I can get my hands on the ball I don't plan on being stopped."

Farr has been offered by at least 13 schools at this time and that list is going to continue to grow.

"I really don't have a leader at this point," said Farr. "I have some favorites like LSU, Miami, UCLA, Arkansas and Oklahoma State, which would by my top five right now. Oklahoma is another great school that I have been in touch with.

"I have called the tight end coach at Oklahoma (Kevin Sumlin) and talked to him about how they are going to use their tight ends. He has assured me that they are going to start using the tight end more in the passing game. I don't want to go to a school that only uses the tight end as a blocker. I want to make sure that I go to a school that is going to use the tight end in the passing game as well as a blocker."

Farr, who is also regarded as one of the best blocking tight ends in the country, has already been to the LSU junior day, but the rest of his schedule is not set through the spring or summer. However, he doesn't want to miss any track meets, so some of his unofficial visits may have to wait until the summer.

Regardless, LSU has already made a strong impression.

"I loved it there and everybody there treated me like I belonged there, as if I was already part of the team," said Farr. "They just talked to me and were real down-home and that is one of the things I really want out of school. I want a school where I am going to feel very comfortable and feel like they really want me."

Farr shouldn't have any trouble qualifying.

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