4-star offensive lineman interested in USC

Perry (Ga.) 4-star standout Johnnie Farms is the No. 8 ranked offensive guard in America according to Scout.com, and with 38 scholarship offers to his credit it's not hard to see why. Farms has taken two visits this summer, including a June trip to Columbia for one of the Gamecocks' summer camps. Read inside to see where the Gamecocks stand with the talented interior lineman.


The 6'2", 280-pound Farms has offers from programs such as Florida, LSU, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Auburn, and North Carolina. Farms says he believes his on-the-field attitude is a big reason he is the player he is, and why he has accumulated such an impressive offer list.

"I'm a very destructive player. Some people tell me I'm a bully on the field," Farms said confidently.

The aggressive guard has taken two visits this summer to SEC programs and has enjoyed himself at each stop.

"I took a visit to South Carolina and Alabama," Farms noted. "They went good."

Farms says he really hit it off with the South Carolina coaches on his visit to Columbia, and he finds the opportunity for early playing time attractive at USC.

"I like Coach (Robert) Gillespie and Coach (John) Hunt. They're two real cool guys," he said. "I could see myself going there and possibly starting early."

Farms also had a great time on his return trip to Tuscaloosa for a summer camp and to check out the Crimson Tide.

"That was my third time going there so it was nice," Farms said. "I like Coach Saban. I like everybody at Alabama. Alabama is a nice place."

Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is recruiting Farms for Alabama, and the former NFL assistant has a unique connection to Farms.

"Coach Kirby Smart; He's cool. He coached my two (high school) coaches while they were in college."

Another SEC program Farms is interested in is Florida, where the Peach State product has already visits multiple times.

"Florida is a nice place. I like their school. I've been to Florida like six times."

Farms will take another trip to the Sunshine State next week, but this time to check out UCF. He has never visited Orlando, but says he is looking forward to learning more about the Knights.

When asked if he has any leaders at this time, Farms replied simply with "the SEC." He says he is nowhere near deciding at the moment and that his recruitment will probably go all the way to signing day.

Farms says he plans to take all five official visits, but at this time he can't narrow it down to what five schools would earn them.

"I couldn't even name them to you right now. I mean every time somebody asks me they change."

While the elite prospect is still undecided about his college destination, he does know a few key factors that he is looking for in a school.

"Playing time. Traveling time to the school so my mom can make it to see me play. And the coaching staff."


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