Farrior had received interest from many schools throughout the southeast. The Wayne Co. lineman was recruited by Coach Buckley and Coach Peavy, who remained in contact with him throughout the process.
With his decision talked about being made several weeks into the season, what made the difference for Farrior to go ahead and commit?
"I wanted to go ahead and take the offer so I'd have it done and not worry about that during the season and during practice," he said. "I just got tired of waiting, and I just wanted to have the process over. I was ready to go ahead and commit to the Eagles.
"I love Coach Buckley, Coach Peavy, and Coach Johnson and I hope they will stay around for a while because I think I'll love playing for them."
As reported by GoldenEaglePride.com, Farrior has received interest from Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State, but the Eagles were the first to offer.
"Southern Miss is a great place and a great school," he said. "It is close to home and I love the school itself too. It is not to big of a campus so you can feel real close to the fans.
"Also, I know I can come in and compete early and have a chance to play. That was real important to me."
Farrior also will graduate in December and said he plans to enroll in the spring to go ahead and get started with his college career.
"Its a relief to have this process over," he said. "I can focus on my final year in high school and get my ACT score up and get ready for the future."
Farrior will major in Coaching and Sports Administration at Southern Miss.