At The Opening Columbus here Sunday, Farrell took the occasion to reveal that he has established a final four.
I've pretty much narrowed it down, he said in a one-on-one interview with FOS. Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Boston College. I'll be at Michigan State in June, and I want to wrap it up by the end of the summer.
Asked if he has a decision date set, the 6-foot-6, 244-pounder said, Just before the season starts.
Farrell said he has good relationships with PSU assistants Terry Smith (who recruits his region) and John Donovan (who coaches the tight ends).
That's a plus, Farrell said. (Donovan is) the offensive coordinator too. And then just from my visit, I had a good feel for (it).
Farrell's lone visit to Penn State was in March, during his high school spring break. He does not intend to have a return visit before making his decision because, I got all of the information with academics and everything when I was there.
Academically, Farrell wants to focus on exercise or health sciences and then physical therapy.
As for the other parts of his visit to Penn State, he said, What stood out to me is they have top-notch facilities and everything. I sat in on player meetings, which I had a good feel for and I liked how they ran those.
Farrell prides himself on being a well-rounded tight end who can block from conventional formations or split out and run clean routes. He will spend the summer working to improve his speed, refine his blocking and get even crisper in the route-running department.
Getting his college decision out of the way at the end of the summer will allow him to focus on his senior season.
We're shaping out to be a good team, and looking to play fast and hard, so I'm excited, Farrell said.