In Focus: Hurst Bell RB Kenneth Farrow

Hurst Bell's Kenneth Farrow is one of many top running back prospects in the 2011 class in the state. At 5-10, and 190 pounds with terrific balance, hands, lateral ability and power, Farrow is already on the list of many top programs in the country. Burnt Orange Beat watched the back at practice on Thursday.

Kenneth Farrow enters the 2009 season coming off of 2008 5-5A Sophomore of the Year honors after rushing for 1,156 yards and 15 touchdowns. In the spring, college programs from around the country stopped by Hurst Bell to take a look at the impressive back.

With official offers to come on September 1st according to one of his coaches, Farrow has emerged as one of the top backs in the state regardless of class. Among the schools that are showing interest are Florida, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Texas (June 14 camp), Oklahoma, TCU, Georgia, LSU and Baylor among others.

On Thursday, Burnt Orange Beat stopped by Hurst Bell to watch the Blue Raiders practice.

Kenneth Farrow Scouting Report

Farrow is a legit 5-10, and 190 pounds with very good feet, terrific balance, impressive hands, the ability to jump cut, skip cut and above average lateral ability with sneaky power and a physical attitude with the ball.

In the screen game on Thursday, Farrow showed the understanding of timing and fluidity with soft hands and light-footed burst after the catch.

What didn't show up in a limited practices setting pops out on video. Farrow has the desired vision and the ability to make his body small on contact. Farrow understands how to lower the shoulder, keep the feet moving and maximize runs.

Joining Farrow in the 2011 class at Hurst Bell is safety/linebacker Jeramie Brown (6-0, 185, 4.55) and quarterback James Mauro (6-5, 205). Mauro follows brother Joe (Northwestern) and Josh (Stanford).

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