Getting Tape Out

Oregon quarterback Tom Farinacci is still waiting for his first offer, but the 6-2, 185-pounder is getting plenty of attention. He said Oregon State, Washington State, Arizona State, Florida State and Boston College are his top picks—in no order.

Tom Farinacci Profile

"I've heard from Boston College, Oregon, Washington State, Rice, Tulane, Florida State, Syracuse, Tulsa and Oregon State," said Farinacci, of Southridge High School in Beaverton. "Boston College has been recruiting me the hardest. I've gotten a lot of stuff from them—like 40 letters. They asked for my film so I sent it out a couple of week ago. I don't know much about them so I looked them up on the Internet. They have a beautiful campus and I really like the coaching staff. Also, it would be great to play in the ACC. I'd like to go out for a visit. I just don't know when. Right now, I'm just waiting to hear back about my film.

"I really like Oregon State. It's really close to my house. They've been sending me some stuff too. I just got a handwritten letter from Coach (Nigel) Burton saying that they see promise in me and that they want me to come to their camp in June. I think Coach (Mike) Riley is a great coach and I'd love to play for him.

"I'm also interested in Washington," he said. "I really like Tyrone Willingham. I think he's doing great things with the program…bringing back their winning tradition. They have a great system there. I haven't been up to the campus yet. I'd like to get up there for a visit. I haven't heard much from them, but I'm going to send them my tape.

"Arizona State and Florida State have also sent me stuff," Farinacci said. They both have great football traditions. They both have warm climates and seem like fun schools. Arizona State is a passing school and that's my style of game. I've gotten a couple of things from Florida State, not much from ASU though. I'm going to send both of them my tape."

Farinacci said he is looking for a program that has a solid coaching staff. "I want to go somewhere that I know the coach will be there the whole time I am. There's nothing worse than having to change coaches midway through your college career. I also want to go to a school that has a great football atmosphere…where football is everything. Also, academics are really important.

"My strength is I get out of the pocket really fast," Farinacci said. "I'm a throwing quarterback and I can hit my marks with extreme accuracy. I need to work on my running game. I want to be more efficient at seeing the holes and using them."

Final junior (9-2) stats: 49 completions/87 attempts/6 TDs; bench: 205/squat: 395/power clean: 275

Farinacci reports a 3.6 core GPA and a 24 ACT.

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