Tennessee in the running for elite TE

A pass-catching tight end can really spice up an offense. Florida experienced a lot of success with Ben Troupe, as did Miami with Kellen Winslow Jr. So there's no question that teams across the nation will be drooling over DajLeon Farr of North Shore HS (Texas).

DajLeon Farr Profile

Just by taking a look at Farr, one realizes that this is no ordinary tight end. Farr is 6-6, 240 lbs, and certainly has the frame to put on more bulk. What makes him special though maybe his ability to stretch the field in the passing game. Farr runs his 40-yard dash in the 4.5 range, and has big play ability.

Despite only catching 7 balls, Farr managed to gain 166 yards for an eye-popping 23 yards per catch. Farr is no slouch in the blocking game though, as he used his huge frame to protect 2004 recruit Robbie Reid (Oklahoma State). Farr was key in helping the Mustangs to a perfect 15-0 season, ending in a number 5 ranking in the USA Today National Rankings.

Farr has an offer list that seems surreal. The early favorite for the top TE in the nation, and top player in Texas, already has offers from such elite programs as Miami (FL), LSU, Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma State, among others. The Volunteers also have offered.

So where do the Vols rank among Farr's early leaders? "Tennessee is one of my top schools, that's one of my favorites," Farr said. "I'm not really leaning anywhere now because I haven't had the chance to visit anywhere more than once."

Farr already is looking for a few things in his future school. "I want to feel like I'm at home and like I'm welcome," Farr said. "I'll also look at the education and playing time."


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