Baseball gets newest commit
Justin Farrar became the newest Bobcat baseball commit last week and hopes to contribute immediately in Texas State's rotation. He chose Texas State, of which his father is an alum, over potential offers from Oklahoma State, Sam Houston State, Northwestern State and other junior colleges. "He loved it there," Farrar said. "He was the first person to ever go to college in his family and just told me how much of a good time it was but I really didn't have much pressure from the parents on where to go. Once I got on the campus I knew that's where I wanted to be." The 6'1" 190lb pitcher/outfielder participated at the 2013 National Showcase in Minneapolis, Minnesota June 13, where he recorded an 88 mph fastball and 75 mph curve ball. What tipped the scale in favor of the Bobcats was the vision of historical proportions. "I was really impressed by the coaching staff," Farrar said. "They really have me hooked on getting to Omaha for the first time and made me feel like if I was committed to their school, I'd give them a good shot to get there. It would be a pretty cool experience to bring a school to their first college world series." Farrar led the Panthers to the third round of the 4-A state playoffs this past year, falling to Tomball in three games. Tomball is ranked as the fifth best baseball team in the state and outscored the Panthers 19-0 in games 2 and 3 after Ridge Point took game 1. The newest Bobcat earned 3rd Team All-Houston and 2nd Team All-District last season. His confidence is unwavering. "I think I can bring some competitiveness to Texas State," Farrar said. "I think I can play outfield with some of the best in the country and when I'm on the mound I don't think anyone can hit me. I think I can do some good things at Texas State."
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